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An image of The kiss by Rayner Hoff

Rayner Hoff

(United Kingdom, Australia 1894 – 1937)

The kiss
Media category
Materials used

27.0 x 28.0 x 15.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 2000 from the collection of Stanley Cecil Chamberlain with funds provided by the 1000 Club
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Deborah Edwards, Aspects of Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific, 'The new classicism: Rayner Hoff and his school', pg. 36-45, St Leonards, 2001, 41.

Deborah Edwards, 'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, 'Australia, the new Greece: the body as nation', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 1999, 32 (colour illus.), 100-101. NOTE: this is a bronze cast of this sculpture, however, this plaster version is mentioned in cataloguing details as being in a Private Collection - see page 101

Deborah Edwards, Art and Australia (Vol. 24, No. 1), '"This vital flesh": the 1920s sculpture of Rayner Hoff', pg. 62-68, Sydney, Spring 1986, 68 (illus.). NOTE: this is a bronze cast of the sculpture in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 144.

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Australian and International art, including the Goldman Sachs JBWere collection of Australian art, Sydney 28 June 2005, Sydney, 2005, 137 (colour illus.). lot no. 490 is a plaster cast version of this sculpture and was exhibited in 'This vital flesh: The sculpture of Raynor Hoff and his school', AGNSW in 1999.

Exhibition history (4)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1924), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 12 Sep 1924–04 Oct 1924

Sculpture of Rayner Hoff: Memorial Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 19 May 1938–04 Jun 1938

'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Nov 1999–16 Jan 2000

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003