Head of a Capri Fisherman
Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934)
Bronze on marble base
Height. 14 inches (37 cm) plus base 3 inches (8.3 cm)
First exhibited at.the RA in 1884 along with Icarus. After praising Icarus the critic of The Illustrated London News (10 May) added: "But still more extraordinary is The Study of a Head, with its thousand wrinkles and markings of age. It is difficult to believe this is not cast from life; nothing closer to nature have we seen — nothing so wonderful in its way."
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