Goat

This was the original plaster version of the goat that Fergusson later had cast in brass. The initial inspiration came from the 1921 Summer School at Harlech in north Wales. There Fergusson made numerous sketches of the wild, mountain goats that roamed the rocky crags of the coastal estate. According to Morris, 'What fascinated Fergusson was the way their hair grew...it was long but stood out in frills round their legs, like trousers. Fergus made endless drawings of them, but said they must be done as sculpture, so when back in London he got a lump of plasticine...then he carved it into a goat'.

  • Material/Medium: brass sculpture
  • Date: 1921
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Accession number: 1992.436
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a