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Title

Letter from Gilbert Bayes to Gother Mann

23 January 1915

Artist

Gilbert Bayes PRBS

England

04 Apr 1872 – 10 Jul 1953

Alternate image of Letter from Gilbert Bayes to Gother Mann by Gilbert Bayes PRBS
Alternate image of Letter from Gilbert Bayes to Gother Mann by Gilbert Bayes PRBS
Alternate image of Letter from Gilbert Bayes to Gother Mann by Gilbert Bayes PRBS
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    23 January 1915
    Media category
    Correspondence
    Materials used
    blue ink on grey paper
    Dimensions
    17.6 x 11.2 leaf; 17.6 x 22.4 letter open
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r.corner, ink "Gilbert Bayes' last page. Dated u.r.corner, ink '23/I/1915' first page.

    Credit
    National Art Gallery. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC1.61.42188
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Gilbert Bayes PRBS

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Gilbert Bayes provides details of his proposed designs for 'The Offerings of War' and 'The Offerings of Peace'. He notes that the sketches are being collected and will be sent to Sydney shortly. He proposes 'taking a bronze swag down the side of the base with a festoon holding a shield in front to unite them in one composition.' The figure in 'The Offerings of War' holds 'a staff surmounted by a figure of Victory and in the other a bundle of swords and broken spear shafts, whilst a trail of laurel hangs from the left side of his horse. The second horseman holds a spray of olive in his raised hand whilst his other supports a wheat sheaf. The swag which hangs from the horse's shoulder contains the fruits of the earth mingled with the symbols of the liberal arts which peace supports. The masks of comedy and tragedy for drama, the painter's palette, the lyre, the carver's mallet etc.' Bayes also notes the cost for the two works.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

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