N04616 LYTTON STRACHEY 1928–30
Bronze, 18×10×10 7/8 (46×25·5×28).
Presented by Brinsley Ford 1932.
Coll: Purchased by Brinsley Ford from the Leicester Galleries 1930.
Lit: R. F. Harrod, The Life of John Maynard Keynes, 1951, p.191.
Lytton Strachey commissioned Tomlin to make this portrait bust in 1928 and made him an advance payment of £30 in December the same year. It was presumably completed in 1929 or '30 as Brinsley Ford bought the cast now in the Tate, which was the second of an edition of three, in April 1930. The cast which belonged to Lytton Strachey was later owned by Miss Philippa Strachey and is inscribed on the base ‘ST [in monogram] III’. A third cast in lead was acquired by David Garnett about 1930.
For a biographical note on Lytton Strachey see Henry Lamb, T00118.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II