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Title

Lyric poetry

1888


Artist

Bertram Mackennal

Australia, England, France

12 Jun 1863 - 10 Oct 1931


Details


Other Titles

Sappho

Allegorical bust

Lyric Muse


Date

1888


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze bust


Dimensions

60.8 x 31.0 x 28.6 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated on back of base, incised "E. Bertram MacKennal/ 1888".


Credit

Purchased 1972


Location

Not on display


Accession number

104.1972


Artist information

Bertram Mackennal

Artist profile

Works in the collection

15


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, ''Adaptability and versatility': Bertram Mackennal – an overview’', pg. 15-82, Sydney, 2007, 19, 21 (detail, colour illus.), 22 (detail, colour illus.), 26, 110. titled 'Lyric poetry'

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculpture: 1880s

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Expatriates', pg. 3-8, Sydney, Sep 1989, 5 (illus.), 63.

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

Noel Hutchinson, Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'The Indigenes', Ballarat, 1977. cat.no. 27