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Mary Turner



Rayner Hoff

United Kingdom, Australia

1894 - 1937


Other Titles

Portrait mask of Mrs Turner


Mask in bronze



Media category


Materials used

bronze, marble


23.0 x 17.3 x 14.0 head; 33.0 x 17.4 x 14.0 cm overall :

a - head, 23 x 17.3 x 14 cm

b - base, 10.3 x 9.1 x 8.9 cm

Signature & date

Signed l.r. cheek, incised "... G.RAYNER.HOFF". Dated l.l. chin, incised "1926".


Purchased 1935


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Rayner Hoff

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 9 publications


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, 40 (illus.), 102.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 150 years of Australian art: 150th anniversary celebrations January 27 to April 25, 1938, Sydney, 1938, n. pag. cat. no 826, titled 'Mask'

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1928), 'Catalogue of exhibits', Sydney, 1928, n. pag. poss. cat. no 177. titled 'Portrait Mask'

Beatrice Tildesley, Society of Artists' Exhibition [Press Review], 'Society of Artists' Exhibition', pg. 10-11, Sydney, 12 Sep 1928, 10. poss. exhib. as 'cast of a portrait mask', [Medium Description not specified]

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), The Home : an Australian quarterly, 'Sydney S'amuse', pg. 8, 14., Sydney, 1928, 8. The periodical "Home" in publishing a social review of the private viewing of the 1928 Society of Artists' Annual Exhibition. "Mrs. Mary Jo. Turner was another who invited comparison with the artist's conception of her. Rayner Hoff's 'Portrait Mask of Mrs. Turner' was a very lovely piece of sculpture."

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art of Australia 1788-1941, New York, 1941, 49. cat. no 133, titled 'Mask'

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 60], Sydney, Aug 1935, 44 (illus.). titled 'Mask in bronze'

Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 70], Sydney, Mar 1938, 68 (illus.). titled 'Mask in bronze'

Author Unknown, Society of Artists. Annual Exhibition. [Press Review], 'SCULPTURE', Sydney, 07 Sep 1928, 17. poss. exhib. as 'a portrait mask', [Medium Description not specified]