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Bust of Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1882)

Benjamin Creswick (1853 - 1946)

This terracotta bust shows Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo as a young man, he is depicted with short hair and aquiline features wearing a collarless buttoned-down coat. It was made by Benjamin Creswick a friend and collaborator of Mackmurdo who worked with him on a number of decoration projects, including the Century Guild display at the Inventions Exhibition in 1885. Creswick lived with Mackmurdo for a short time during the 1880s at his house at 20 Fitzroy Street. It is likely the bust was made here during this period.