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Sir John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875 - 1940. Author and Governor General of Canada
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Sir John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875 - 1940. Author and Governor General of Canada Modelled 1935, cast 1940

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
A prolific writer who also led a distinguished career in public life, becoming the thirty-fifth Governor General of Canada, John Buchan produced more than thirty-seven works of fiction and over 100 non-fiction publications. He is best known for “ripping yarns” featuring the hero Richard Hannay, in particular the fast-paced spy adventure ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ (1915), one of the most popular novels of its time and the template for countless man-on-the-run thrillers. This elegant bust was modelled in 1935 and cast in 1940.

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Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.

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Details

  • Acc. No. PG 1400
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size Height: 35.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1940