Robert Brough by Francis Derwent Wood, R.A. (1871-1926). c. 1905. Bronze. 13 inches. Private Collection. [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

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

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Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


West, W. K. “The Work of F. Derwent Wood.” Studio 33 (1905): 33-46.

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