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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Bust of King George V


Creator: Kathleen Scott, Lady Kennet (1878-1947) (sculptor)
Creation Date: 
1910 - 1936
Materials and techniques: 
Bronze bust on marble plinth
Acquirer: Queen Mary, consort of George V, King of the United Kingdom (1867-1953)
Presented to Queen Mary by Kathleen Scott (Lady Kennet), 26 June 1935. It is a reduction of the full size bronze commissioned by the Hearts of Oak Society.

Although often overshadowed by the fame of her husband, Kathleen Scott was a significant sculptor, most notably for her portraits of the great men of her day. This bust, a reduction of a life-size bust commissioned by the Hearts of Oak Society for their London offices, was sent to Queen Mary by Kathleen Scott. The King sat for the bust in March 1935, and it was unveiled on 28 June of that year.

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