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An image of Head of an Aboriginal boy by Rayner Hoff
Alternate image of Head of an Aboriginal boy by Rayner Hoff Alternate image of Head of an Aboriginal boy by Rayner Hoff

Rayner Hoff

(United Kingdom, Australia 1894 – 1937)

Title
Head of an Aboriginal boy
Other titles:
Aboriginal head
Year
1925
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
terracotta, marble
Dimensions

29.0 x 14.5 x 20.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated verso on base, incised "1925/ G.RAYNER.HOFF.".
Credit
Gift of Sam and Heather Ure-Smith 2000
Accession number
59.2000
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2000, 'Year in review', pg. 8-20, Sydney, 2000, 8.

Howard Ashton, Earl of Beauchamp, Edwin Temple Smith and W Bede Dalley, Sculpture of Rayner Hoff, Sydney, 1934, 81 (illus.). titled 'Aboriginal'

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 34, 81. cat.no. 38; titled 'Head of an Aboriginal boy'

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, 50 (illus.), 101. private collection

Exhibition history (4)

Australian Academy of Art 1938, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 08 Apr 1938–29 Apr 1938

Sculpture of Rayner Hoff: Memorial Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 19 May 1938–04 Jun 1938

'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