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An image of The dawn of a new age by Bertram Mackennal
Alternate image of The dawn of a new age by Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal

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

Title
The dawn of a new age
Other titles:
Dawn of a new age
Year
1924
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
bronze
Dimensions

75.5 x 33.0 x 45.0 cm figure (incl. base - one piece); 33.0 x 45.0 cm oval base (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed and dated on base below standing figure's right foot, incised "B.MacKennal/ 1924".
Credit
Gift of Mrs DV Ritchie 1951
Accession number
8571
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (17)

Susan Beattie, The New Sculpture, London, 1983, 234 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculptures: 1920s

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, Sydney, 2007, 11, 79, 80 (colour illus.),118, 119 (colour illus., detail).

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

Luke Herrmann, Royal Academy diploma works, 1921-1981: A selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture from the diploma collections of the Royal Academy of Arts, Leicester, 1982. cat.no. 59

Noel Hutchinson, Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'The Indigenes', Ballarat, 1977. cat.no. 22

Macquarie Galleries, Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. cat.no. 4; priced 200 gns

William Moore., Daily telegraph, 'The artworld', Sydney, 12 Jun 1925.

Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Academy illustrated, 1925, London, 1925. cat.no. 1417; NOTE: Diploma work RA bronze

Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Academy illustrated, 1924, London, 1924, 84 (illus.). NOTE: the illustration is a plaster sketch of artwork.

Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts commemorative exhibition of works by late members: winter exhibition, fifty-second year 1933., London, 1933. cat.no. 180

Robin Rhona Tranter, Bertram Mackennal: A career, Cremorne, 2004, 155, 156.

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 11], Sydney, Mar 1925, 27 (illus.).

Lawsons: 24 July 1951, Sydney, 1951. lot no. 245; titled 'Bronze group of two figures'

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 10 Feb 1926, 29 (illus.).

Royal Academy summer exhibition (1924), London, 1924. cat.no. 1442; probably plaster

Lawsons, Sydney: 10-11 April 1951, Sydney, 1951. lot 157

Exhibition history (12)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (1924), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1924–1924

Royal Academy of Arts, 1925, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1925–1925

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

Commemorative exhibition of works by late members, winter exhibition, 1933, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 07 Jan 1933–11 Mar 1933

Early Australian Sculpture, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, 1976–15 Mar 1977

Early Australian scupture: from its beginnings up to circa 1920, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 15 Mar 1977

Royal Academy diploma works 1921-1981 (1982), Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, 24 Apr 1982–27 Jun 1982

The New Sculpture (1983), Fine Art Society (London), London, 15 Sep 1983–14 Oct 1983

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

Bertram Mackennal:

Australians at the Royal Academy, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 01 Mar 2014–10 Jun 2014