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An image of Salome by Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal

(Australia, England, France 12 Jun 1863 – 10 Oct 1931)

(circa 1895)
Media category
Materials used
bronze statuette

27.5 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm sculpture; 4.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm base; 31.8 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm overal dimensions:

base; 4.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm; attached to black marble base - information for display purposes only

sculpture; 27.5 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm

Signature & date
Signed left of bronze base, incised "B MACKENNAL". Not dated.
Gift of Elizabeth Finley 1979
Accession number
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (21)

Michael Barden, Australian Journal of Philately, 'Sir Edgar Bertram MacKennal, KCVO (1863-1931): Australian Sculptor, Medal and Stamp Designer', pg. 15-18, Melbourne, Sep 2008, 17 (colour illus.). NOTE: Sculpture reproduced was from the Art Gallery of WA collection.

Susan Beattie, The New Sculpture, London, 1983, 247.

Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd., Christie's Australia - Australian, International and European painting. Sydney: 30 November 2004, Sydney, 2004, (colour illus.). lot 49

Chris Deutsher, Nineteenth and twentieth century Australian art, 12 July-18 August 1979: a joint exhibition, Victoria, 1979, 35 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, Sydney, 2007, 47, 114, 115 (colour illus.),.

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007. Artworks: Sculpture: 1890s; Note: references sculpture in Art Gallery of Western Australia collection.

Deborah Edwards, Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Sydney, 1987.

Joseph Brown Gallery, Winter exhibition (1975), Melbourne, 1975, (illus.). 22

Macquarie Galleries, Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. 18; bronze

Alan McCulloch (Editor), Encyclopedia of Australian art, Melbourne, 1968, 455 (illus.).

Juliet Peers, The New Sculpture in Australia : Australian art nouveau sculpture 1880-1920, Victoria, 1987.

Juliet Peers, Art and Australia (Vol. 25, No. 2), 'Angles, Harlots and Nymphs: Some themes in Australian Allegorical sculpture', pg 214, Sydney, Summer 1987, 214.

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Sydney: Fine Australian and International Paintings, 15 August 2000, Sydney, 2000, (colour illus.). lot 215

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Melbourne: Bronzes and sculptures (13 November 1989), Melbourne, 1989. lot 146

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London: 19th and 20th century sculpture, England, 30 Mar 1990, (colour illus.). lot 103

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London: European sculpture and works of art 1900, England, 05 Jul 2000, (colour illus.). lot 164

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London, London, 17 Dec 1975, (colour illus.). lot 27

Robin Rhona Tranter, Bertram Mackennal: A career, Cremorne, 2004, 159-161.

J Washington., Renaissance references in Australian Art, 'Bertram Mackennal', Melbourne, 1985.

Editor Unknown, The Australasian antique collector (no. 20), Sydney, 1980, 51 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Christie's Australia - Australian pictures and sculpture. Melbourne, 11 April 1990, South Yarra, Apr 1990, (colour illus.). lot 122

Exhibition history (8)

Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 07 Oct 1926–20 Oct 1926

Memorial exhibition of statuettes by the Late Sir Bertram Mackennal, K.C.V.O, Fine Arts Society Gallery, Melbourne, May 1932–May 1932

Commemorative exhibition of works by late members, winter exhibition, 1933, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 07 Jan 1933–11 Mar 1933

British sculpture 1850-1914: a loan exhibition of sculpture and medals sponsored by the Victorian Society, Fine Art Society PLC, London, 30 Sep 1968–30 Oct 1968

Winter exhibition (1975), Joseph Brown Gallery, Australia, 1975–1975

SH Ervin Memorial Exhibition (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 18 May 1979–17 Dec 1979

Renaissance References in Australian Art, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 13 Aug 1985–20 Sep 1985

Bertram Mackennal, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 2007–04 Nov 2007