The celebrated hero Commodore Goodenough (James Graham Goodenough, 1830-1875), who commanded the Sydney based Royal Navy squadron that protected Britain's interests in the southwest Pacific, was killed by a poisoned arrow while cruising the Solomon Islands 'to promote friendly relations with the natives'.
Deborah Edwards, 'Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2003
The late Commodore J.G. Goodenough, R.N., C.B. [RA London, 1876]
56.7 x 46.5 x 31.3 cm :
0 - Whole; 72.5 cm; Height of work including base.
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of subscribers 1877
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 9 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1876, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1876–1876
Sydney International Exhibition (1879-80), The Garden Palace, 17 Sep 1879–20 Apr 1880
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Australian art in the 1870s:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 25 Jun 1976–02 Aug 1976
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 28 Oct 1976–21 Nov 1976
Early Australian scupture: from its beginnings up to circa 1920, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 15 Mar 1977
Sydney International Exhibition 1879: An exhibition celebrating the Centenary of the Sydney International Exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Ultimo, 24 Sep 1979–24 Nov 1979
Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1987
Italian artists working in 19th century Australia (1993), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 24 Sep 1993–21 Nov 1993
Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003
Referenced in 6 publications
Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers
Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 85. cat.no. 71
Noel Hutchinson, Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'From Goldrush to Boom', Ballarat, 1977, (illus.). cat.no. 53
Patricia McDonald, Sydney International Exhibition 1879: An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Sydney International Exhibition, 'Art at the Garden Palace', pg. 25-29, Sydney, 1979, 41.
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 169
Daniel Thomas, Australian art in the 1870s, 'Introduction', pg.4-6, Sydney, 1976, 21, 56 (illus.). cat.no. 60