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Title

E.L. Montefiore

1898


Artist

Theo Cowan

Australia

1868 - 1949


About

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


Details


Other Title

E.L. Montefiore 1898, 2nd President of Trustees 1889-92


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

3267


Artist information

Theo Cowan

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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

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

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.