The statue of Peter Pan is a 1912 bronze sculpture of J. M. Barrie's character Peter Pan. It was commissioned by Barrie and made by Sir George Frampton. The original statue is displayed in Kensington Gardens in London, to the west of The Long Water, close to Barrie's former home on Bayswater Road. Barrie's stories were inspired in part by the gardens: the statue is located at the place where Peter Pan lands in Barrie's 1902 book The Little White Bird after flying out of his nursery. Six other casts made by the original artist have been erected in other locations around the world.
The sculpture stands about 14 feet (4.3 m) high. It has a tall conical form, like a tree stump, topped by a young boy, approximately life size for an eight year old, blowing a thin musical instrument like a trumpet or flute, sometimes interpreted as pan pipes. The sides of the stump are decorated with small figures of squirrels, rabbits, mice, and fairies. Barrie had intended the boy to be based on a photograph of Michael Llewelyn Davies wearing a Peter Pan costume, but Frampton chose another model, possibly James W. Shaw or William A. Harwood. Barrie was disappointed by the results, claiming the statue "didn't show the Devil in Peter".
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Natalie Drew | Apr 30, 2018
It’s good. However very simple. Planned a family day out to see the statue, after 5 minutes we were on the train back home. Not worth the 6 hour journey. Could suggest a gift shop. Or Peter Pan Statue museum ‘ through the years’ . Or, maybe more statues?
Raquel Fernández Segura | Mar 23, 2018
Really amazing Peter Pan figure. If you are visiting the UK, London, don't forget to visit the Hyde Park and Kensington Park. Have a look the small details around of this statue. Spend at least couple of hours walking around the park and enjoy that London can offer you.
Dale Cusack | Apr 4, 2018
It's a cool statue to find if you are in the park with young kids. It's internet enabled too if you have a smart phone. Can be tricky to find as it's tucked away a bit and Google maps doesn't pin point it too well. If you follow the lake edge you should find it.
CARMEL CARMEL | Apr 13, 2018
I hadn't visit it for so many years! Always nice visiting Kensington garden. One of the nice places to visit and have a walk in London.
thomas Cracknell | May 13, 2018
A famous statue in a beautiful park a must for a family trip
Cliff 83uk | Jun 3, 2018
Amazing. Beings back so many memories from when i was a child. Haven't been to this statue since I was about 6. Great tribute to a amazing story.
Richard C | May 20, 2018
Nice little statue dedicated to Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens right next to a seating area by the lake.
Justin Biggs | Jul 16, 2018
This is just a statue of Peter Pan. While I didn’t find it terribly exciting compared to other things in the park, it is a fun spot for a photo, and there were a number of small kids who were enjoying climbing in the statue.
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