Nina Cust

Nina Cust

Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934)



Height: with base 30 1/2 inches

The Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd

Exhibited: A.A., 1884; RA 1900

According to Dorment, Burne-Jones had long influenced Gilbert's approach to the human figure, but this bust shows the sculptor first using the painter's portrait style with its "tilted head, downcast eyes, and pensive mood," all of which appear in Burne-Jones's 1893 portrait of Lady Windsor.