David Wynne; A limited edition sculpture entitled "Boy with Dolphin" by Mappin & Webb, London 1980
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David Wynne; A limited edition sculpture entitled "Boy with Dolphin" by Mappin & Webb, London 1980
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,979) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
David Wynne; A limited edition sculpture entitled "Boy with Dolphin"
by Mappin & Webb, London 1980
Of a boy with a dolphin, raised on a verde antico marble base, signed Mappin & Webb to one side, David Wynne, 56/250 to the other, height 16cm, length 33cm.

Footnotes

  • David Wynne, OBE (1926 - ) is a British sculptor of figures, animals, and portraits.

    The Boy with a Dolphin was in 1975 it clearly shows the influence of his other work Girl with a Dolphin in 1973 and is displayed on the north west side of Albert Bridge on the Thames in London.

    The boy is a masterpiece of engineering and design. It is in the form of a double cantilever both with the arm of the boy and the tail of the dolphin. David Wynne had no formal art training so he did not know it was impossible to make this statue so he made it anyway!

    The model for the statue was his son Roland David Amadlus Wynne born 1964 who unfortunately died in 1999.

    Sold together with the original case, Mappin & Webb brochure, certificate and newspaper promotion.

    See Bonhams Chester, lot 181, sale 8th November 2011 and Sotheby's London, lot 351, sale 22nd July 1987
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