by William Goscombe John, 1860-1952. 1896. Bronze. 58.4 cm. Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru Caerdydd [National Museum of Wales, Cardiff] Accession number: NMW A 2122. Gift of the sculptor. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]
"This four-year old child is Goscombe John's daughter Muriel. The sculpture recalls Italian Renaissance portraits of children, which ofte finish at the chest, A studio photograph of 1896 shows her in the same dress and cap, so these historicising garments actually existed. The sculpture was originally modelled as a full-length plaster figure" (Museum label).
- Photograph in the 1897 Academy Architecture and Architectural Review
- Another view
- Childhood (A Maid so Young) — a different work in gilded bronze depicting only head and neck
Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1897. No. 2073 (p. 97). Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Libraries.
Last modified 28 August 2011