Australia, England, France
12 Jun 1863 - 10 Oct 1931
A pensive woman
26.8 x 17.5 x 24.2 object; 32.0 x 24.2 x 17.5 cm object with marble base :
base; 5.2 x 24.2 x 17.5 cm; work is attached to marble base - information for display purposes
Signature & date
Signed lower r. verso on bronze base, incised "MACKENNAL". Not dated.
Bequest of Mrs J.R. McGregor 1944
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Exhibition (1921), McLellan Galleries, Scotland, 1921–1921
Exhibition of bronzes by Sir Bertram Mackennal K.C.V.O:
Memorial exhibition of statuettes by the Late Sir Bertram Mackennal, K.C.V.O, Fine Arts Society Gallery, Melbourne, May 1932–May 1932
Early Australian scupture: from its beginnings up to circa 1920, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 15 Mar 1977
Australian sculpture 1890-1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1987–22 Feb 1987
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
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Referenced in 6 publications
Deborah Edwards, Bertram Mackennal: the fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, ‘Adaptability and versatility’: Bertram Mackennal – an overview’, pg. 15-82, Sydney, 2007, 68, 70, 71 (colour illus., detail).
Bertram Mackennal: Catalogue raisonné, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). Artworks: Sculpture: 1900s
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Expatriates', pg. 3-8, Sydney, Sep 1989, 5, 63.
Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers
Early Australian sculpture, from its beginnings up to circa 1920, 'The Indigenes', Ballarat, 1977, (illus.). cat.no. 25
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Exhibition (1921), Glasgow, 1921. cat.no. 1; bronze; priced £100.00