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(circa 1895)


Bertram Mackennal

Australia, England, France

12 Jun 1863 - 10 Oct 1931



(circa 1895)

Media category


Materials used

bronze statuette


27.5 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm sculpture; 4.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm base; 31.8 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm overal dimensions :

base, 4.3 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm, attached to black marble base - information for display purposes only

sculpture, 27.5 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm

Signature & date

Signed left of bronze base, incised "B MACKENNAL". Not dated.


Gift of Elizabeth Finley 1979

Accession number


Artist information

Bertram Mackennal

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 21 publications


Michael Barden, Australian Journal of Philately, 'Sir Edgar Bertram MacKennal, KCVO (1863-1931): Australian Sculptor, Medal and Stamp Designer', pg. 15-18, Melbourne, Sep 2008, 17 (colour illus.). NOTE: Sculpture reproduced was from the Art Gallery of WA collection.

Susan Beattie, The New Sculpture, London, 1983, 247.

Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd., Christie's Australia - Australian, International and European painting. Sydney: 30 November 2004, Sydney, 2004, (colour illus.). lot 49

Chris Deutsher, Nineteenth and twentieth century Australian art, 12 July-18 August 1979: a joint exhibition, Victoria, 1979, 35 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Sydney, 1987.

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, Sydney, 2007, 47, 114, 115 (colour illus.),.

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007. Artworks: Sculpture: 1890s; Note: references sculpture in Art Gallery of Western Australia collection.

Joseph Brown Gallery, Winter exhibition (1975), Melbourne, 1975, (illus.). 22

Macquarie Galleries, Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. 18; bronze

Alan McCulloch (Editor), Encyclopedia of Australian art, Melbourne, 1968, 455 (illus.).

Juliet Peers, Art and Australia (Vol. 25, No. 2), 'Angles, Harlots and Nymphs: Some themes in Australian Allegorical sculpture', pg 214, Sydney, Summer 1987, 214.

Juliette Peers, The New Sculpture in Australia : Australian art nouveau sculpture 1880-1920, Victoria, 1987.

Smith & Singer, Sotheby's Sydney: Fine Australian and International Paintings, 15 August 2000, Sydney, 2000, (colour illus.). lot 215

Smith & Singer, Sotheby's Melbourne: Bronzes and sculptures (13 November 1989), Melbourne, 1989. lot 146

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London: European sculpture and works of art 1900, England, 05 Jul 2000, (colour illus.). lot 164

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London: 19th and 20th century sculpture, England, 30 Mar 1990, (colour illus.). lot 103

Sotheby's London (Editor), Sotheby's London, London, 17 Dec 1975, (colour illus.). lot 27

Robin Rhona Tranter, Bertram Mackennal: A career, Cremorne, 2004, 159-161.

J Washington., Renaissance references in Australian Art, 'Bertram Mackennal', Melbourne, 1985.

Editor Unknown, The Australasian antique collector (no. 20), Sydney, 1980, 51 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Christie's Australia - Australian pictures and sculpture. Melbourne, 11 April 1990, South Yarra, Apr 1990, (colour illus.). lot 122