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Lady Diana Duff Cooper (Lady Diana Manners)

(1909-circa 1918)


Bertram Mackennal

Australia, England, France

12 Jun 1863 - 10 Oct 1931


Other Titles

Lady Diana Cooper

Diana Duff Cooper

Lady Diana Manners


(1909-circa 1918)

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Materials used

bronze head


40.6 x 28.8 x 24.0 cm bust; 50.0 x 28.8 x 24.0 cm bust and base :

base; 9 x 17.7 x 15 cm; marble base

Signature & date

Signed verso, incised "Mackennal". Not dated.


Bequest of Albert and Katey Nathan 1941

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Artist information

Bertram Mackennal

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 14 publications


Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). 3

Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculpture: 1900s

Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 42, 45 (colour illus.), 46, 83. 52

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Sydney, Sep 2003, 29 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers

Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, ''Adaptability and versatility': Bertram Mackennal – an overview’', pg. 15-82, Sydney, 2007, 13 (detail, colour illus.), 48 (colour illus.), 57.

Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. 25; titled 'Lady Diana Duff Cooper - portrait'; priced 150 gns

Kate M Murphy, Art Monthly Australia, 'Presence & absence: Portrait sculpture in Australia at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra', pg. 10-13, Canberra, Apr 2004, 13 (illus.).

Royal Academy of Arts, The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1909, London, 1909. 1827; NOTE: Marble version titled 'The Lady Diana Manners - head'.

Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy pictures and sculpture (1909), London, 1909, 72 (illus.). NOTE: Reproduction is of the original marble.

Royal Academy of Arts and Unknown, Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), London, 1919. 727; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze

Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, 1918, Edinburgh, 1918. 40; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Sydney: Australian and European paintings and sculpture, Sydney, 19 Jul 1992, (colour illus. of plaster cast). lot no. 120; plaster cast titled 'Bust of a young woman'.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Athenaeum., London, 26 Jun 1909, 764.