Hercules, Achelous, Deianeira
United Kingdom, Australia
1894 - 1937
Herakles, Achelous, Deianira
75.1 x 45.2 x 2.5 cm bronze relief :
0 - Whole, 90.5 x 56.8 x 6.2 cm, overall, including tabernacle
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, incised "...G.RAYNER.HOFF.". Dated l.l. corner, incised "1920".
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Sculpture of Rayner Hoff: Memorial Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 19 May 1938–04 Jun 1938
Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989
'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Nov 1999–16 Jan 2000
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Referenced in 5 publications
Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne (Compilator), Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Melbourne 26 November 2008, Woollahra, Nov 2008, 91. Related work: plaster relief version of 'Hercules, Achelous, Deianeira', lot 53
Deborah Edwards, 'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, 'The new Renaissance: the practical apparatus', pg. 15-30, Sydney, 1999, 14 (colour illus.), 16, 25, 38-39, 100. cat.no. 18
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 64.
Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 61 (colour illus.), 66, 144, 147.
Ken Scarlett, Australian sculptors, 'Rayner Hoff', pg. 260-277, Melbourne, 1980, 263 (illus.).