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River God Tyne
River God Tyne
River God Tyne
River God Tyne
River God Tyne
River God Tyne
River God Tyne

© The Estate of David Wynne. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Newcastle City Council

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A giant bearded figure with a twisted torso. The idea originates from a sculpted head of the Tyne god on Somerset House (London) dating from 1786. A fountain of water runs from his outstretched hand along his body which has caused the patina to turn into green and brown. With a height of 4.8m and a weight of 2880kg, the sculpture was said to be the largest bronze figure in the UK since Rodin's time.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne






H 600 x W 200 x D 150 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

commissioned as integral part of the building

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump

Inscription description

inscibed stone in front of work: RIVER GOD TYNE / David Wynne Sculptor


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Newcastle upon Tyne, Civic Centre

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE99 1RD England

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