Sir John Gielgud
Black marble base
“DAVID WYNNE / 3 ” (back of neck, left side); “SIR JOHN GIELGUD, C. H. / by DAVID WYNNE / PRESENTED BY THE HON. ALISTAIR McALPINE” (on gold painted wooden plaque on marble base)
Presented by the Hon Alistair McAlpine, 1981
1964 London, “Exhibition of New Sculpture by David Wynne”, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd (7)
1987-88 London Theatre Museum, "Sir John Gielgud"
Number 3 of an edition of 6. In the catalogue of the Tooth exhibition David Wynne commented: "The head of the great Shakespearean actor was conceived as a mask whereon moods and passions follow one another at will." The cast in the collection of the Royal Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was loaned to the David Wynne exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 1972 (12).