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Title

Phryne before Praxiteles

1900
unveiled 27 Mar 1903


Artists

Percival Ball

England, Australia

17 Feb 1845 - 04 Apr 1900

Singer and Sons, Foundry

England


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Dates

1900
unveiled 27 Mar 1903


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze relief


Dimensions

2620.0 x 3440.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1903


Accession number

3257


Artist information

Percival Ball

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

Singer and Sons, Foundry

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


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. not paginated

Peter Laverty (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jan 1972.

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'Centenarian sculpture: how the Gallery façade got its first bronze panel', pg. 16-17, Sydney, Mar 2003, 16 (colour illus.), 17 (colour illus., detail).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Mural decoration at the Art Gallery: Unveiling a bronze sculpture', Sydney, 28 Mar 1903, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 26 Mar 1903, page unknown. 'Tomorrow, at 2 p.m., the trustees of the National Art Gallery will unveil the bronze design, "Phyrne before Praxiteles," by the late Percival Ball. This work occupies one of the exterior architectural panels of the new wing of the gallery, and is the first of a proposed series of illustrations in bronze of different periods of art. The public are invited to attend the function'.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Art Journal, London, 1908, 197. References to Assyrian panels

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser, 'Phryne and Praxiteles', Sydney, 08 Apr 1903, page unknown (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'National Art Gallery', Sydney, 28 Mar 1903, page unknown. Description of unveiling of the sculpture which took place on March 27, 1903.