Portrait bust of Cecil Rhodes

Francis Derwent Wood, R.A. (1871-1926)

Bronze

Source: The Studio (1905): 302

We find pleasure in illustrating any portrait work in sculpture that breaks away from those courtier-like flatteries that render the arts servile to those who patronise them. The portrait bust of Cecil Rhodes, illustrated on this page, when studied in this connection, is a notable piece of fine character, treated in a manner as simple as it is energetic and masculine. It shows that Mr. Derwent Wood works with a free intelligence, and that he is not afraid to keep his modelling square in its constructive planes. ” — The Studio, 131

Text and image correction by George P. Landow

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