Sir William Reid Dick

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Sir William Reid Dick, by Philippe Ledoux, exhibited 1934 - NPG 4809 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Reid Dick

by Philippe Ledoux
oil on canvas, exhibited 1934
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
Given by the sitter's widow, Catherine Emma (née Treadwell), Lady Dick, 1970
Primary Collection
NPG 4809

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Born in Glasgow, Dick trained at first at the Glasgow School of Art and then at the City and Guilds School of Art in Lambeth in London. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1908 and received many royal commissions before being knighted in 1935. President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (1935-8), he was also sculptor to George VI (1938-52) and to Elizabeth II until his death in 1961. He is seen in this portrait modelling a figure in his studio.

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