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Emile Leysalle

(France, Australia 1847 – post 1902)

Title
Portrait bust of Mrs Gerald Marr Thompson
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1892
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
terracotta
Dimensions

59.2 x 42.5 x 30.0 cm:

base; 21.5 x 21.5 cm; base attached to work - information for display purposes only

Signature & date
Signed and dated below right shoulder on support, incised "Emile Leÿsalle/ Sydney 1892".
Credit
Gift of Mr H. Cole 1972
Accession number
75.1972
Location
Not on display
Further information

Eleanor Lucy Thomson (neé Cole) was the wife of Sydney University's Dean of Music and Art and critic for the 'Sydney Morning Herald', Gerald Marr Thompson.

Bibliography (3)

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 22, 23 (colour illus.), 82. cat.no. 47

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987, (illus.). no catalogue numbers; not paginated

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Society's exhibition', pg. 3, Sydney, 17 Aug 1893, 3.

Exhibition history (2)

Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1989

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