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An image of Commodore Goodenough by Achille Simonetti

Achille Simonetti

(Australia, Italy 1838 – 1900)

Title
Commodore Goodenough
Other titles:
The late Commodore J.G. Goodenough, R.N., C.B. [RA London, 1876]
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
(circa 1875)
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
marble
Dimensions

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.
Credit
Gift of subscribers 1877
Accession number
1178
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (6)

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 85. cat.no. 71

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers

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

Exhibition history (9)

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:

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, 24 Sep 1979–24 Nov 1979

Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1989

Italian artists working in 19th century Australia (1993), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 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