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T00229 DR P.H. EMERSON 1888
Inscr. ‘A mon Ami P.H.Emerson.1888. J H T [in monogram]’.
Marble bas-relief, 10×6 7/8× 3/4 (25·5×17·5×2).
Presented by Miss Gladys Emerson 1959.
Coll: Given by the artist to Dr Emerson; his daughter Miss Gladys Emerson.
Peter Henry Emerson, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., B.A., M.B. (1856–1936), was an author of books on archaeology, the Norfolk Broads and other allied subjects between 1885 and 1925. He was also a pioneer of artistic photography. The bas-relief was given to the sitter by the artist, whose friend he was for many years.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II