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Sir George Frampton

Sir George Frampton

Peter Pan and children illustration

Sefton Park

The statue was made by Sir George Frampton, who died on 21 May 1928, just four weeks before the unveiling of Peter Pan in Sefton Park.

This replica, one of his last works, was commissioned by George Audley of Southport. In the spring of 1927, Audley had visited Frampton's studio with members of the Liverpool Arts Committee in connection with the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition and had seen there the original cast of Peter Pan.

This enchanting image of Peter and his friends was perhaps the artist's most free and fanciful work and Audley managed to persuade Frampton to cast a replica for the children of Liverpool.

The statue became a focal point within the park. Celebrations were held around Peter Pan in 1937 to mark the coronation of King George VI.

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Images sent by Mrs Jennifer Grundy, taken by her grandfather

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