07/11/2010

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)












Location: Graveyard Père Lachaise, Paris.
Maker:Sir Jacob Epstein. Commissioned by Robert Ross.
Photos: © Albert Hagenaars. 25 October 2010.
www.alberthagenaars.nl

The text on the epitaph reads:

And alien tears will fill for him
Pity's long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn.


From: The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

An encore:
The angel's male genitalia were stolen and, in 2000, replaced by a silver prosthesis designed by Leon Johnson. This prosthesis was stolen was well.

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