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Eileen McGrath

(Australia 1907 – 13 Jun 2004)

Title
Head of Norman McGrath, aged three
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1934
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
bronze, marble
Dimensions

29.7 x 14.5 x 18.0 cm overall:

a - head; 20.7 x 14.5 x 18 cm; head

b - base; 9 x 11.3 x 11.1 cm; base

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Donal and Jenny O'Donovan 1993
Accession number
231.1993.a-b
Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

The subject of this bronze bust is Norman McGrath, the artist's nephew and son of the architect and artist, Raymond McGrath (1903-77).

Bibliography (3)

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, 40 (colour illus.), 41, 108.

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 83. cat.no. 53

Ken Scarlett, Australian Sculptors, Melbourne, 1980, 395 (illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

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

Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003