John Gibson, R.A. 1790 - 1866
Narcissus
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Narcissus, 1838
Marble, 1080 X 710 X 480 X 300 kg
Diploma Work given by John Gibson, R.A., accepted 1838
03/1918
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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.

This work is on display on the Sackler Gallery Landing.


Narcissus
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
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Narcissus, 1838 [Detail]
Marble, 1080 X 710 X 480 X 300 kg
Diploma Work given by John Gibson, R.A., accepted 1838
03/1918
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