Francis Derwent Wood, R.A. 1871 - 1926
Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
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Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A., 1916
Bronze bust on marble base, 597 X 254 X 240 X 19.8 kg
Given by Mrs Derwent Wood, 1953
03/1704
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Like his friend Augustus John, the portrait painter Ambrose McEvoy trained at the Slade (1893-1896) before joining the New English Art Club (1902). John wrote that McEvoy's

'general appearance, owing something to Whistler, whom he knew personally, and to Aubrey Beardsley, whom he didn't, comprised a straight low fringe of black hair, a monocle, a high collar of modulated white, a black suit and patent leather dancing pumps; he was in fact a perfect 'arrangement in black and white'.

This work is currently on display in the Royal Academy Restaurant


Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
© Copyright protected
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Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A., 1916
Bronze bust on marble base, 597 X 254 X 240 X 19.8 kg
Given by Mrs Derwent Wood, 1953
03/1704
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