Thomas John Clapperton

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

About this artwork

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.

Thomas John Clapperton

Thomas John Clapperton