Wynken, Blynken & NodReturn To List
Artist: Mabel Landrum Torrey
Location: Washington Park
Collection: Public Art
Artwork Type: Sculpture
Description: This is a statue to honor Wynken, Blynken and Nod, a memorial to Denver poet Eugene Field who on March 9, 1889, wrote ""Dutch Lullaby"" depicting three children who ""one night sailed off in a wooden shoe of crystal light."" Not too far from the statue is a small white-frame cottage which was the home of Field during his residence in Denver, 1881-1883. The house was purchased for the city by Mrs. J.J. Brown and moved to Washington Park. It is now the home of The Parks People, a non-profit organization. This prize-winning sculpture by Mabel Landrum Torry was commissioned in 1918 by Denver Mayor Robert W. Speer. The sculpture originally sat in the middle of a fountain in Washington Park. The Park People (www.theparkpeople.com) restored the sculpture and relocated it next to The Park People's offices at the Eugene Field House in Washington Park.