Dryad and Boar (cast of)
Type Sculpture , Statue
On a cuboid plinth is a figurative sculpture of a small curly haired boy wearing only a loin cloth. He restrains the boar, who stands behind him, with his left hand. In his raised right hand the boy brandishes a short wooden spear. The fibre glass version weighs about half a ton.
Original modelled by Louis Weingartner of the Bromsgrove Guild (founded c1900 disbanded 1966) in lead for Nettlebed Park, Oxfordshire at a cost of £150.(2) The mould of 1892 was restored by Terry Simons (1)
The boar is the emblem of Bromsgrove.
Front of stone plinth: 'DRYAD WITH BOAR'
On bronze plate on back of plinth: 'The Bromsgrove Guild / The Bromsgrove Guild was founded by Walter / Gilbert circa 1900 attracting skilled craftsmen / from throughout Europe until its disbandment in 1966. / evidence of the Guild's fine work can be / found in many parts of the World, the most / famous example in the country being Buckingham Palace Gates. Numerous local examples exist / including much of the interior of Dodford Church / and the memorial windows in the cloisters of / Worcester Cathedral. / The original bronze statue of the Dryad and Boar / was sculptured in 1892 by Louis Weingarten / later to become a principal member of the Guild / and is located in Berne, Switzerland. / The original mould of this statue was / carefully restored by Terry Simons of Bromsgrove / and was erected as part of the enhancement / of the High Street in 1983.'
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