Bust of King George V in naval uniform

1914

James Stevenson

Acquired by King George V

 

Stevenson was trained in sculpture at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. This bust of the King was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1915, and bears the sculptor’s usual signature MYRANDER, a conflation of his wife’s Christian name and his own second Christian name.His bust of Shackleton (in Christchurch, New Zealand) was made in 1909, following the Nimrod expedition.


Bronze

80 cm

Engraved on rear of base: 'MYRANDER'

RCIN 2133