Head of an Aboriginal boy
United Kingdom, Australia
1894 - 1937
29.0 x 14.5 x 20.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated verso on base, incised "1925/ G.RAYNER.HOFF.".
Gift of Sam and Heather Ure-Smith 2000
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Australian Academy of Art 1938, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 08 Apr 1938–29 Apr 1938
Sculpture of Rayner Hoff: Memorial Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 19 May 1938–04 Jun 1938
'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Nov 1999–16 Jan 2000
Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003
Referenced in 4 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2000, 'Year in review', pg. 8-20, Sydney, 2000, 8.
Howard Ashton, Earl of Beauchamp, Edwin Temple Smith and W Bede Dalley, Sculpture of Rayner Hoff, Sydney, 1934, 81 (illus.). titled 'Aboriginal'
Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 34, 81. cat.no. 38; titled 'Head of an Aboriginal boy'
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, 50 (illus.), 101. private collection