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.