The Art of Portrait Sculpture

Charles Cowling

“Death Mask Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830”

Can be seen at Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture

With portraits by artists from Giacometti to Ron Mueck, Presence is a terrific gathering of people carved, cast, modelled in clay or turned to stone. The Observer’s Laura Cumming takes a look at some of the works on show

Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture is at the Holburne Museum, Bath, until 2 September

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Phoebe Hoare
Phoebe Hoare

Thank you!

Phoebe Hoare
Phoebe Hoare

I love the bust of Colley Cibber, makes a nice change to the more popular stoney-faced ones! I learnt about John Dwight’s sculpture of his daughter a while back when researching and came across another sculpture of Lydia resurrected,