Swan Marker and Barge Master

Swan marker and Barge Master, lifesize, City of London

Bronze, Life size

Believed to be the first public sculpture in London ever to be commissioned by a Livery Company, this is installed at the southern end of Garlick Hill. The Vintners’ Company, which commissioned the piece, shares with the Dyers the duty of ‘swan marking’ on the Thames. The Vintners’ Barge Master is shown in his traditional costume with a swan at his feet.