Lady Diana Duff Cooper (Lady Diana Manners)
Australia, England, France
12 Jun 1863 - 10 Oct 1931
Lady Diana Cooper
Diana Duff Cooper
Lady Diana Manners
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
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1909, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1909–1909
Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1918), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1918–1918
Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), Royal Academy of Arts, London, Jan 1919–Feb 1919
Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 07 Oct 1926–20 Oct 1926
Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1987
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003
Referenced in 14 publications
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.
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.).
Unknown and Unknown, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). cat.no. 3
Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O, Sydney, 1926. cat.no. 25; titled 'Lady Diana Duff Cooper - portrait'; priced 150 gns
Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), London, 1919. cat.no. 727; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze
Royal Scottish Academy, 1918, Edinburgh, 1918. cat.no. 40; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze
The Athenaeum., London, 26 Jun 1909, 764.
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1909, London, 1909. cat.no. 1827; NOTE: Marble version titled 'The Lady Diana Manners - head'.
Royal Academy pictures and sculpture (1909), London, 1909, 72 (illus.). NOTE: Reproduction is of the original marble.
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. cat.no. 52
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'.