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An image of Lady Diana Duff Cooper (Lady Diana Manners) by Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal

(Australia, England, France 12 Jun 1863 – 10 Oct 1931)

Title
Lady Diana Duff Cooper (Lady Diana Manners)
Other titles:
Lady Diana Cooper
Diana Duff Cooper
Lady Diana Manners
Year
(1909-circa 1918)
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
bronze head
Dimensions

40.6 x 28.8 x 24.0 cm bust; 50.0 x 28.8 x 24.0 cm bust and base:

base; 9 x 17.7 x 15 cm; marble base

Signature & date
Signed verso, incised "Mackennal". Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Albert and Katey Nathan 1941
Accession number
7156
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (14)

Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). cat.no. 3

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculpture: 1900s

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Newtown, Sep 2003, 29 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 42, 45 (colour illus.), 46, 83. cat.no. 52

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, ''Adaptability and versatility': Bertram Mackennal – an overview’', pg. 15-82, Sydney, 2007, 13 (detail, colour illus.), 48 (colour illus.), 57.

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

Macquarie Galleries, Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. cat.no. 25; titled 'Lady Diana Duff Cooper - portrait'; priced 150 gns

Kate M Murphy, Art Monthly Australia, 'Presence & absence: Portrait sculpture in Australia at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra', pg. 10-13, Acton, Apr 2004, 13 (illus.).

Royal Academy of Arts, The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1909, London, 1909. cat.no. 1827; NOTE: Marble version titled 'The Lady Diana Manners - head'.

Royal Academy of Arts and Burlington House, Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), London, 1919. cat.no. 727; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze

Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy pictures and sculpture (1909), London, 1909, 72 (illus.). NOTE: Reproduction is of the original marble.

Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, 1918, Edinburgh, 1918. cat.no. 40; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Sydney: Australian and European paintings and sculpture, Sydney, 19 Jul 1992, (colour illus. of plaster cast). lot no. 120; plaster cast titled 'Bust of a young woman'.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Athenaeum., London, 26 Jun 1909, 764.

Exhibition history (8)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1909, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1909–1909

Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1918), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1918–1918

Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), Royal Academy of Arts, London, Jan 1919–Feb 1919

Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 07 Oct 1926–20 Oct 1926

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

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

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

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