Tom Roberts became a close friend of Wood and his wife, the singer Florence Schmidt, in London.
Bust of Tom Roberts (1856-1931)
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
Shown in 4 exhibitions
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:
Tom Roberts Retrospective, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 04 Dec 2015–28 Mar 2016
Referenced in 5 publications
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.).
Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 48, 49 (colour illus.), 51, 88. cat.no. 93; titled 'Tom Roberts'