A pensive woman
26.8 x 17.5 x 24.2 object; 32.0 x 24.2 x 17.5 cm object with marble base :
base; 5.2 x 24.2 x 17.5 cm; work is attached to marble base - information for display purposes
Signature & date
Signed lower r. verso on bronze base, incised "MACKENNAL". Not dated.
Bequest of Mrs J.R. McGregor 1944
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Exhibition (1921), McLellan Galleries, Scotland, 1921–1921
Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O:
Memorial exhibition of statuettes by the Late Sir Bertram Mackennal, K.C.V.O, Fine Arts Society Gallery, Melbourne, May 1932–May 1932
Early Australian scupture: from its beginnings up to circa 1920, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 15 Mar 1977
Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1987
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
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Referenced in 6 publications
Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculpture: 1900s
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Expatriates', pg. 3-8, Sydney, Sep 1989, 5, 63.
Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers
Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, ‘Adaptability and versatility’: Bertram Mackennal – an overview’, pg. 15-82, Sydney, 2007, 68, 70, 71 (colour illus., detail).
Noel Hutchinson, Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'The Indigenes', Ballarat, 1977, (illus.). cat.no. 25
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Exhibition (1921), Glasgow, 1921. cat.no. 1; bronze; priced £100.00