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Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)

© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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A bust of Sir Lennox Berkeley, depicting the head and neck of the sitter, when elderly, mounted on a square wooden black-painted plinth. He is facing forward, wearing a shirt collar and necktie. The work is bronze painted plaster linked to its plinth by a bronze-painted metal support bar.

The bust was sculpted following ten sittings by Sir Lennox Berkeley in his home in Warwick Avenue, Little Venice; following its exhibition at the Cheltenham Festival, Chester Music contacted the artist on 27th October 1983 asking to purchase the bust. The copy now in the Academy was a gift from the artist to the Berkeleys. The bust was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1983.

Royal Academy of Music

London

Title

Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)

Date

1982

Medium

plaster & metal

Measurements

H 44.7 x W 20.5 x D 22.5 cm

Accession number

2014.1047

Acquisition method

gift from Professor Peter Dickinson

Work type

Bust

Signature/marks description

on the rear of the shirt collar: E. Millner; with the inscription 'P1' appearing on the collar to the left of the signature

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