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Title

The Ring (or Sigurd)

(1923)

Artist

Napier Waller

Australia

19 Jun 1893 - 30 Mar 1972

  • Details

    Other Title
    The ring
    Date
    (1923)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving
    Dimensions
    27.6 x 21.1 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mrs Napier Waller 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9.1977
    Copyright
    © Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate

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    Wailer's subject was taken from English poet William Morris' 'Sigurd the Volsung' (1876), his translation of the epic Icelandic narrative poem 'Volsunga saga' (from which Wagner's opera 'The ring' also originates). The only wood engraving made by the artist, it is remarkable for its monumental quality and for Wailer's mastery of this demanding technique with his left hand, due to loss of his right arm during World War I.

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