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John Gibson RA, Narcissus
John Gibson RA, Narcissus

Narcissus, 1838

John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)

RA Collection: Art

Gibson based Narcissus's pose on a boy he spotted sitting at the edge of a fountain in the Pincio. True to his neo-classical principles he translated modern-life experiences into a classical ideal.

Object details

Title
Narcissus
Artist/designer
John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
Date
1838
Object type
Sculpture
Medium
Marble
Dimensions

1080 mm x 710 mm x 480 mm, Weight: 300 kg

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1918
Acquisition
Diploma Work given by John Gibson RA accepted 1838
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