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An image of Tom Roberts by Derwent Wood
Alternate image of Tom Roberts by Derwent Wood

Derwent Wood

(England 15 Oct 1871 – 19 Feb 1926)

Title
Tom Roberts
Other titles:
Bust of Tom Roberts (1856-1931)
Year
1910
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
patinated plaster head
Dimensions

55.9 x 34.0 x 26.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated on lapel, incised "F. Derwent Wood/ 1910".
Credit
Gift of Tom Roberts 1929
Accession number
702
Location
Not on display
Further information

Tom Roberts became a close friend of Wood and his wife, the singer Florence Schmidt, in London.

Bibliography (5)

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 48, 49 (colour illus.), 51, 88. cat.no. 93; titled 'Tom Roberts'

Renee Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Late Victorian, Edwardian, and French Sculptures', pg. 646-663, Sydney, Jan 1972, 659 (illus.).

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'The camps around Melbourne', pg. 70-84, Sydney, 1934, (illus.).

Benedict Read, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'Edwardian sculpture', pg. 122-137, Canberra, 2004, 129 (colour illus.), 241 (colour illus.). cat.no. 145

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 484, 485 (illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1911, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1911–1911

Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003

The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire: