- Other Title
- Bust of Tom Roberts (1856-1931)
- Media category
- Materials used
- patinated plaster head
- 55.9 x 33.4 x 28.5 cm
- Signature & date
Signed and dated on lapel, incised "F. Derwent Wood/ 1910".
- Gift of Tom Roberts 1929
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Tom Roberts became a close friend of Wood and his wife, the singer Florence Schmidt, in London.
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1911, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01 May 1911–07 Aug 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, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 12 Mar 2004–13 Jun 2004
The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 09 Jul 2004–12 Sep 2004
Tom Roberts Retrospective, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 04 Dec 2015–28 Mar 2016
She-oak and sunlight: Australian Impressionism, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 02 Apr 2021–22 Aug 2021
Referenced in 5 publications
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.).