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An image of Sappho by Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal

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

Title
Sappho
Other titles:
Pensive woman
A pensive woman
Year
(circa 1909)
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
bronze figure
Dimensions

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.
Credit
Bequest of Mrs J.R. McGregor 1944
Accession number
7431
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (6)

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

Exhibition history (8)

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 1989

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

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