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An image of Hercules, Achelous, Deianeira by Rayner Hoff

Rayner Hoff

(United Kingdom, Australia 1894 – 1937)

Title
Hercules, Achelous, Deianeira
Other titles:
Herakles, Achelous, Deianira
Year
1920
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
bronze relief
Dimensions

75.1 x 45.2 x 2.5 cm bronze relief:

0 - Whole; 90.5 x 56.8 x 6.2 cm; overall, including tabernacle

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, incised "...G.RAYNER.HOFF.". Dated l.l. corner, incised "1920".
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6541
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne (Compilator), Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Melbourne 26 November 2008, Woollahra, Nov 2008, 91. Related work: plaster relief version of 'Hercules, Achelous, Deianeira', lot 53

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 64.

Deborah Edwards, 'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, 'The new Renaissance: the practical apparatus', pg. 15-30, Sydney, 1999, 14 (colour illus.), 16, 25, 38-39, 100. cat.no. 18

Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 61 (colour illus.), 66, 144, 147.

Ken Scarlett, Australian Sculptors, 'Rayner Hoff', pg. 260-277, Melbourne, 1980, 263 (illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

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

Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989

'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Nov 1999–16 Jan 2000

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003