Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
White marble; white marble decorated socle 25.5 x 27.5 x 22.5; carved wooden plinth 112 x 35.5 x 35.5
“1855 ARTHUR.WING.PINERO 1934” (base of socle picked out in gold)
Bequeathed to the Garrick Club by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (the sitter), 1934
An austerly simple head on a socle ornamented with masks of comedy and tragedy at the corners, joined by swags of laurel and ribbons.
The surmised date is based on the similarity to photographs of Pinero of around 1900.