Charles Web Gilbert
The Critic 1916

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Charles Web Gilbert 1867–1925
The Critic
Date 1916
Medium Marble
Dimensions Object: 406 x 254 x 248 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1917
Not on display

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Australian sculptor Charles Web Gilbert began his career as a pastry chef. Encouraged by his skill in making cake decorations, he began to study fine art. He lived in London from 1914-20. When he returned to Australia, he made a large number of memorials to the dead of the First World War. This work is a portrait bust of the printmaker Stanley Anderson (1884-1966). Anderson is known for etchings and engravings of London and its surrounding area, which show ordinary people going about their everyday lives.

Charles Web Gilbert was born in Cockatoo, Victoria in Australia in 1867. He died in Melbourne in 1925.

August 2004

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