King Robert of Sicily

King Robert of Sicily

George Henry Paulin (1888-1962)

Purchased: 1927


Statue: 1.54 m, high; base 58 cm. high

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow, Scotland

The subject is taken from “The Sicilian Tal” in Tales of a Wayside Inn by H.W. Longfellow, and refers to an arrogant king who is deposed by an “angelic” emissary and is forced to assume the position of king's jester. — Glasgow Sculpture

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  • Photograph and text by Robert Freidus

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