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An image of E.L. Montefiore by Theo Cowan
Alternate image of E.L. Montefiore by Theo Cowan

Theo Cowan

(Australia 1868 – 1949)

Title
E.L. Montefiore
Other titles:
E.L. Montefiore 1898, 2nd President of Trustees 1889-92
Year
1898
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
marble
Dimensions

61.9 x 51.3 x 30.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated verso, incised "THEO. COWAN SCULP 1898".
Credit
Purchased 1899
Accession number
3267
Location
Not on display
Further information

Theo Cowan modelled this commemorative portait of one of the founding trustees of the National Gallery of New South Wales from photographs and sent the work to Italy for carving.

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

Bibliography (4)

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987, (illus.). no catalogue numbers, not paginated

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 77. cat.no. 6

Peter Haynes (Compilator), Famous people: a selective who's who from works in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, 10 (illus.).

Roslyn Russell, National Library of Australia news, 'Eliezer Montefiore from Barbados to Sydney', pg. 11-14, Canberra, Dec 2008, 12, 14 (colour illus.). NOTE: Photo of AGNSW exterior on page 14.

Exhibition history (2)

Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1989

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