The Drummer Boy - National Museum, Cardiff, Wales.
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Quick Description: The young drummer soldier is an exact replica of a figure on the South African War memorial to the King's Regiment in Liverpool. Sculpted by Sir William Goscombe John, This bronze sculpture is located in the National Museum Cardiff.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/4/2012 5:12:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBZ5
The words below are written on the plaque by the sculpture.
"The sculptor wrote in 1925 that this was one of his 'best and most popular works'. Goscombe John himself suggested its location in the Museum's entrance hall. The young soldier is a replica of a figure on the South African War memorial to the King's Regiment in Liverpool. A small painted plaster model for the sculpture is also on display in upstairs in gallery 7. Goscombe John described the boy, who, at the Battle of Dettingen of 1743 'seated on a battered earthwork and shouting to his comrades, beats a stirring and joyful call to arms, forgetful of all sorrow'."
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Name: The Drummer Boy
Artist Name: Sir William Goscombe John
Date created or placed: 1925
Materials used: Cast Bronze.
Location: The entrance hall to the National Museum of Wales.