Leo H. Myers signed 'dobson' (on the left arm) bronze with a dark green patina 54.5 cm. (21 1/2 in.)(height) Conceived in 1927 (unique)
PROVENANCE: Frank Dobson Estate
EXHIBITED: London, Leicester Galleries, Frank Dobson, March-April 1927, cat.no.14 London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Frank Dobson 1886-1963: Memorial Exhibition, 22 June-23 July 1966, cat.no.33; This exhibition travelled to Bradford City Art Gallery, Coventry, Herbert Art Gallery, Gateshead, Shipley Art Gallery, Portsmouth, Cumberland House Museum Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, Frank Dobson; True and Pure Sculpure, 4 July-9 August 1981, cat.no.44; This exhibition later travelled to Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery London, The Fine Art Society, Frank Dobson; Sculptor 1886-1963, 20 June-7 July 2012, cat.no.5
LITERATUE: Parkes, Apollo, September 1923, p.133 (ill.b&w) Thomas Earp, Frank Dobson, Taranti, London, 1945, p.15, pl.18b (ill.b&w) Neville Jason & Lisa Thompson-Pharoah, The Sculpture of Frank Dobson, Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1994, cat.no.73, p.135 (ill.b&w)
Leopold Hamilton Myers was a British author best known for his series The Root and the Flower and associate of the Bloomsbury group. He was introduced to Dobson by the painter Allan Walton and commissioned him to model a bust of each of his two daughters. He was so impressed with the outcome that he later commissioned the artist to sculpt the present portrait.