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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



Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)




plaster & metal


H 44.7 x W 20.5 x D 22.5 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Professor Peter Dickinson

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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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