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Title

Commodore Goodenough

(circa 1875)


Artist

Achille Simonetti

Australia, Italy

1838 - 1900


About

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


Details


Other Title

The late Commodore J.G. Goodenough, R.N., C.B. [RA London, 1876]


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1178


Artist information

Achille Simonetti

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


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