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Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur
Merlin and Arthur / Myrddin ac Arthur

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This bronze, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902, is John's only work on an Arthurian theme. According to medieval legend, the future King Arthur was committed to Merlin the magician's care. The pose and costume of this bronze reveal a debt to Rodin, particularly his monumental statues of the 'Burghers of Calais'.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Date

1902

Medium

bronze & wood

Measurements

H 61 x W 25 x D 25 cm

Accession number

A 127

Acquisition method

gift from Sir William Goscombe John, 1932

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

right of base: W. GOSCOMBE JOHN


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