An image of The Ring (or Sigurd)

Napier Waller

(Australia 19 Jun 1893 – 30 Mar 1972)

The Ring (or Sigurd)

Other titles:
The ring
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
(1923)
Media
Print
Medium
wood engraving
Dimensions
27.6 x 21.1 cm
Credit
Gift of Mrs Napier Waller 1977
Accession number
9.1977
Copyright
© Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate