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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)

Media category


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


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Bertram Mackennal

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 14 publications


Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). 3

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

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

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

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.

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

Macquarie Galleries, 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 and Burlington House, Canadian War Memorials exhibition (1919), London, 1919. 727; titled 'Lady Diana Manners'; bronze

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

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

Smith & Singer, 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.