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The most significant English composer of his generation, Ralph Vaughan Williams studied at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music before travelling to the continent for further instructions from Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel. By the outbreak of the First World War, he was gaining an increasingly important reputation. When he was demobilised in 1919, Vaughan Williams joined the teaching staff of the Royal College of Music, where his pupils included Gordon Jacob and Elizabeth Maconchy.
H 40 x W 24 x D 22 cm;
Plinth: H 10 x W 18 x D 19 cm
gift from Ursula Vaughan Williams, 1961