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character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860-1937)
sir George Frampton

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Bronze sculpture of Peter Pan playing his pipes on a tree stump surrounded by rabbits, mice, squirrels and fairies.

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geo. frampton r.a. | 1912

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The boy who would not grow up
Sculptor Sir George Frampton R.A. 1860-1928

This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM 1860-1937
the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here
1st May 1912

HRH The Princes Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
unveiled this plaque presented by the
Friends of Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens
1st May 1997


Model for the statue should have been Michael Llewelyn-Davies (1900-1921; Wikipedia), whose family inspired Barrie to write his story. The statue was commissioned by Barrie. was supposed to be modelled upon photographs of Michael Llewelyn Davies at the age of six, dressed as the character. However, sculptor George Frampton used a different child as his model, leaving Barrie very disappointed with the result. "It doesn't show the devil in Peter," the writer said.

The statue was erected in secret during the night of 30 April 1912.

Copies of Frampton's statue of Peter Pan are in London (Kensington Gardens), Liverpool (Sefton Park), Brussel (Egmontpark), Perth, W.A. (Queen's Gardens), Toronto (Glenn Gould Park), St. John's Newfoundland (Bowring Park), and Camden NJ (Rutgers University)

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Sources & Information


  • Barrie, J.M.
  • Fairy tale
  • Fairy
  • Fictional character
  • Frampton, sir George
  • Mouse
  • Pan, Peter
  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 51°30'30" - W 0°10'33")

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