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Jean Broome-Norton


31 Dec 1911 - 06 Feb 2002




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128.5 x 67.5 x 22.0 cm

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner below right leg of male figure, incised ".../ Jean Broome A.S.T.O./ .../ 1934".
Signed l.l. corner verso on base, incised "JEAN BROOME".


Purchased 1985


Not on display

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Artist information

Jean Broome-Norton

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 14 publications


Isobel Crombie, Body culture: Max Dupain, photography and Australian culture, 1919-1939, 'Natural Selection has here created an almost new race', pg. 47-68, Mulgrave, 2004, 56 (colour illus.). NOTE: this is the plaster edition in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The New Greece / 'Delos of a coming Sun-god's race'', pg. 31-54, Sydney, Sep 1989, 39 (illus.), 65.

Deborah Edwards, Aspects of Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific, 'The new classicism: Rayner Hoff and his school', pg. 36-45, Sydney, 2001, 40 (colour illus.), 41-42.

Deborah Edwards, 'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, 'Australia, the new Greece: the body as nation', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 1999, 39, 41 (colour illus.), 107.

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'This vital flesh in three dimensions', pg. 14, Melbourne, Dec 1999-Jan 2000, 14 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Look, Jean Broome-Norton's 'Abundance', pg. 16, Heidelberg, Nov 1987, 16 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Deborah Edwards, Art and Australia (Vol. 24, No. 1), '"This vital flesh": the 1920s sculpture of Rayner Hoff', pg. 62-68, Sydney, Spring 1986, 64 (illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 143 (colour illus.).

Joan Kerr (Editor), Heritage: The national women's art book, Sydney, 1995, 79 (illus. colour). 126.

Christopher Menz, Art Deco 1910-1939, ''A growing enthusiasm for Modernity': Art Deco in Australia', pg. 406-416, London, 2003, 409 (colour illus.). 38.4

Ursula Prunster, Aspects of Australian art, Sydney, 2000, (illus.). card no. 7: Russell Drysdale 'Sunday evening' 1941

Roseville Community Association Inc, William Henry's 40 acres & the people who lived there: then and now, 'A thing of beauty', pg. 54-55, Sydney, 2000, 54, 55 (illus.).

Howard Tanner and Inara Walden, Thoroughly modern Sydney: 1920s and 30s glamour & style, Sydney, 2006, 10. List of works.