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Francis Derwent Wood RA, Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.
Francis Derwent Wood RA, Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.

Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A., 1916

Francis Derwent Wood RA (1871 - 1926)

RA Collection: Art

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'.

Object details

Title
Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.
Artist/designer
Date
1916
Object type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronze bust on marble base
Dimensions

597 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1704
Acquisition
Given by Mrs Derwent Wood 1953
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