Robert Brough

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

c. 1905


13 inches

Private Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Signed "F. Derwent Wood 1904." Brough, a friend of Wood and John Singer Sargeant, was a young painter killed in a railroad accident. After his death, Sargeant finished his canvases to help his mistress and child financially. The Autumn 2011 Fine Art Society exhibition of Scottish portraitists included Brough's Fedalma (1897), a painting of a beautiful young woman with flowers in her hair.

A photograph of the “sketch bust” accompanied “The Work of F. Derwent Wood” by W. K. West, which appeared in the 1905 Studio.

  • Larger rotatable image
  • View from left and three-quarter view from right side
  • Title (inscribed in bronze)
  • Signature and date (inscribed in bronze)
  • Another cast (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh)
  • Photograph and text by George P. Landow

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