Sir Lionel Earle (1866-1948) Permanent Secretary of HM Office of Works 1912-1933

Maurice Prosper Lambert (1901 - 1964)

bronze bust, with marble base

1931

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  • About the work

    Maurice Lambert made several portrait busts, which are considered amongst his finest works. Other sitters include the poet and biographer Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964) and the composer Sir William Turner Walton (1902–1983). This bust was exhibited at the Lefevre Gallery, London, in 1932.

  • About the artist
    The son of painter and sculptor George Washington Thomas Lambert and brother of composer and conductor Constant Lambert, Maurice was a successful sculptor. His first one-man exhibition was at the Claridge Gallery, London, in 1927. Throughout the 1930s he carried out commissions for ocean liners. From 1950 to 1958 he was a master at the Royal Academy Sculpture School, becoming a full Royal Academician in 1952. Lambert continued to receive commissions until his death in 1964.
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  • Details
    Title
    Sir Lionel Earle (1866-1948) Permanent Secretary of HM Office of Works 1912-1933
    Date
    1931
    Medium
    bronze bust, with marble base
    Dimensions
    height: 31.00 cm, width: 19.50 cm, depth: 23.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Marquise de Chasseloup Laubat, October 1963
    Inscription
    bl on collar: ML31
    Provenance
    Presented by the Marquise de Chasseloup Laubat (former wife of the sitter), October 1963
    GAC number
    6543