The Swanupper

Swanupping is the annual counting of the swans on behalf of the Queen, which starts in Putney.

Five facts about The Swanupper:

- A 15 foot high piece of work by the sculptor Edward Bainbridge Copnall (1903-1973).

- Completed in 1963, it was the first fibreglass sculpture in Britain, 'and therefore probably in the world' according to the artist.

- Shows a man in Doggett's Coat and Badge grappling with a swan.

- Attached to the first floor of Riverbank House (the ICT building) on the northern approach to Putney Bridge.

- Frequently mistaken for a Henry Moore artwork.

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