We are offering for sale an exquisite carved marble bust by Cecil Walter Thomas, British sculptor and medalist (3 March 1885 – 16 September 1976). This is a beautiful bust of a very fashionable young woman dressed in the style of the 1920-30s. This very nice marble sculpture measures 21 1/2" high x 11" wide across front x 8 1/2" on side. This sculpture is in very good condition with just a few minor scratches and nicks, most notably over her eyebrow. The marble is signed on the lower base; Cecil Thomas; MCMXXV. This beautiful bust would be an added attraction to any décor! This marble sculpture is very heavy weighing roughly 125-150 lbs. International shoppers call for shipping charges!
BIOGRAPHY: Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, (3 March 1885 – 16 September 1976) was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint. Thomas was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London to John Thomas, a seal engraver, and Alice Sophia Thomas (née Ings). As a teenager, Cecil became an apprentice in his father's practice and continued working for his father while studying at the Slade School of Fine Art, Heatherley School of Fine Art, and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In his early career, he specialised in gem engraving, receiving commissions from all over the world, including several from the House of Fabergé. Nonetheless, his work in creating cameo portraits inspired his interest in medals and coins; he was one of the few artists to engrave directly into the die. Among his earliest works were a small medal in 1899 for Sesame house (now held by the British Museum), and a carnelian intaglio seal for London County Council and an intaglio portrait of Sir Henry Irving, both dating from 1905. He began accepting commissions on his own account by the time he was in his mid-twenties, and created several cast-bronze medals. His medal for the Surrey Rose Club (1909) attracted particular acclaim, which he followed with the Oxford millenary medal (1912), which exemplifies Thomas' interpretation of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Thomas was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, starting in 1909, and at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, of which he became an associate in 1914 and a fellow the following year. He also exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Manchester City Gallery, the Salon in Paris, and at shows in the United States. Bromhead Memorial at Richmond Cemetery for deceased residents of the Royal Star and Garter Home not commemorated elsewhere. Reference: For complete biography visit Wikipedia
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