Francis Derwent Wood, R.A. (1871-1926)
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.
Photograph and text by George P. Landow
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