Daily Archives: October 9, 2011

A Wilde Man

Oscar Wilde – Bronze

Danny Osborne

This Oscar Wilde sculpture is in Dublin’s Merrion Square

In true Irish fashion the sculpture is known locally as “the Quare on the Square or the  “the Fag on the Crag”.

The sculptor is Danny Osborne. It was commissioned by the Guinness Ireland Group and unveiled on October 28, 1997.

Directly across the narrow path are two square marble columns covered in Wilde witticisms. The words are carved into the marble and it look like graffiti from a distance, but are to give the impression of Wilde’s handwriting.  One column is topped with a small sculpture of a kneeling woman, and the other of man’s torso.