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Title

Sir Alfred Stephen


Artist

Achille Simonetti

Australia, Italy

1838 - 1900


About

Sir Alfred Stephen (1802-1894), the NSW Chief Justice and legislator, was the founding trustee of the National Gallery of New South Wales, and a pinnacle of mid-nineteenth century Sydney society.

Simonetti's posthumous bust, commissioned by the Stephen family in reaction against Allen Hutchinson's portrayal of 1898 (also in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales), depicts a younger less exhausted figure than Hutchinson.

Deborah Edwards, 'Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2003


Details


Date

1899


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

marble


Dimensions

72.5 x 50.7 x 31.2 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the family of Sir Alfred Stephen 1899


Location

Not on display


Accession number

3265


Artist information

Achille Simonetti

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 85. cat.no. 73

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers

Daniel Thomas, Australian art in the 1870s, 'Introduction', pg.4-6, Sydney, 1976, 21. cat.no. 61