Alice 2 – Statue Studies, or King Caps – Is It Oleron?

Folks here and on Facebook have been wondering whether, in Alice Through the Looking Glass, is the statue/monument in the Underland town square supposed to be King Oleron, and hence, some likeness of Richard Armitage?

As you will see below, from my lousy screen caps ( Okay, the pirated DVD wasn’t that good), it’s just not clear enough to tell whether it is supposed to look like Richard Armitage or not – but it doesn’t not  look like Richard Armitage.

Here are the facts: First, the statue is wearing what looks like armor, and not necessarily kingly robes, though there is a crown; second, the statue has the long hair Oleron had in later life and not the short cut he wears earlier in time when he rescues his daughter. I can’t think why the King would wear a  long-haired wig later, even for a more formal occasion. I think his hair in the the coronation scene was supposed to be his own and the shorter cut and less kingly clothes were supposed to indicate that he was younger. And one bit of speculation – although the little girl is referred to as “the princess,” it is possible that at that earlier time, Oleron was not yet King, and therefore, the statue might not be of him.

I just don’t think we can tell, but you decide. Here’s what I have for you:

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Statue from a distance, the night of the accident, earlier in time than the crowning.

Side view

Side view

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View from the ground, showing armor and a sword. ( I think, and if so, for a lefty)

And, a little something extra:almost bendingScreen Shot 2016-05-30 at 5.30.02 PM

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One thought on “Alice 2 – Statue Studies, or King Caps – Is It Oleron?

  1. Pingback: The Statue of No Limitations | Armitage Agonistes

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