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Title

Commodore Goodenough

(circa 1875)


Artist

Achille Simonetti

Australia, Italy

1838 - 1900


About

The celebrated hero Commodore Goodenough (James Graham Goodenough, 1830-1875), who commanded the Sydney based Royal Navy squadron that protected Britain's interests in the southwest Pacific, was killed by a poisoned arrow while cruising the Solomon Islands 'to promote friendly relations with the natives'.

Deborah Edwards, 'Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2003


Details


Other Title

The late Commodore J.G. Goodenough, R.N., C.B. [RA London, 1876]


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(circa 1875)


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

marble


Dimensions

56.7 x 46.5 x 31.3 cm :

0 - Whole, 72.5 cm, Height of work including base.


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of subscribers 1877


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1178


Artist information

Achille Simonetti

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 85. cat.no. 71

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers

Noel Hutchinson, Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'From Goldrush to Boom', Ballarat, 1977, (illus.). cat.no. 53

Patricia McDonald, Sydney International Exhibition 1879: An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Sydney International Exhibition, 'Art at the Garden Palace', pg. 25-29, Sydney, 1979, 41.

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 169

Daniel Thomas AM, Australian art in the 1870s, 'Introduction', pg.4-6, Sydney, 1976, 21, 56 (illus.). cat.no. 60