Sir Lionel Earle (1866-1948) Permanent Secretary of HM Office of Works 1912-1933
bronze bust, with marble base1931
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.
- Sir Lionel Earle (1866-1948) Permanent Secretary of HM Office of Works 1912-1933
- bronze bust, with marble base
- height: 31.00 cm, width: 19.50 cm, depth: 23.00 cm
- Presented by Marquise de Chasseloup Laubat, October 1963
- bl on collar: ML31
- Presented by the Marquise de Chasseloup Laubat (former wife of the sitter), October 1963
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