National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

The Messenger


Type Sculpture

     Horse and Rider. Horse with slightly raised left leg - looks toward the station. Figure seated bareback raises his left hand in the air above head and right hand to moth as if calling. Simplified but realistic treatment.
     Brief given was 'Communiation' (2)
     Travelled to Rome and Venice to see marcus Aurelius and four horse of St Marks (2) p64 Theme of piece 'communication' (2) p68


Front of plinth in inscribed capitals: The Messenger/David Wynne/1981

Related works : 1979 Messanger small maquette 11" 1980 Messenger maquette 44"

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Wynne, David Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
sculpture bronze - very dark patination life size
plinth marble slabs/granite approx 7foot (Total 150'')

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road The Quadrant
Precise location Outside Reeds Quadrant House (back of Sutton station)
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1980
Year of unveiling 1981
Unveiling details 1981
Commissioned by IPC
Duty of care Reeds/IPC
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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