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Clare Sheridan Sculpture

A beautiful sculpture presented to the owners of St Dunstan's Lodge by Sir Arthur Pearson.

Clare Sheridan sculpture

 

Clare Sheridan was a famous sculptor who produced beautiful representations of several blind veterans. Her other subjects included Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Winston Churchill, who was her cousin.

In 1921 one of her works, of Private John Rennie of the Australian Forces, was presented as a gift by our founder Sir Arthur Pearson to St Dunstan's Lodge owners Mr and Mrs Khan. They had loaned the Regent's Park property to the charity since 1915 and the bust signified the charity's appreciation of the couple's generosity and hospitality.

 

Cover Of 1924 Annual Report With Sheridan Sculpture

The charity also used an image by Sheridan on annual reports from 1924 onwards for a few years.

Today the bust can be seen in the Council Room (our main meeting room) at the Blind Veterans UK headquarters at Harcourt Street, London.

 Rennie Bust In Full