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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'.

This work is currently on display in the Royal Academy Restaurant

Object details

Bust of Ambrose McEvoy, A.R.A.
Object type
Bronze bust on marble base

597 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Given by Mrs Derwent Wood 1953
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