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Title

Letter from Gilbert Bayes to Gother Mann

16 November 1916

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
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
    16 November 1916
    Media category
    Correspondence
    Materials used
    ink on cream paper
    Dimensions
    18.0 x 11.3 leaf; 18.0 x 22.6 letter open
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r.corner, ink 'Gilbert Bayes' fifth page. Dated u.r.corner, ink '16/XI/16' first page.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC1.61.42379
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Gilbert Bayes PRBS

    Works in the collection

    17

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  • About

    Gilbert Bayes writes about the proposed placing of his two equestrian statues 'The Offerings of War' and 'The Offerings of Peace' outside the Gallery. He notes that the trustees have decided to move the bases of the statues away from the steps to the Gallery. 'From a sculptor's point of view', he writes, 'the alteration was to be regretted as the groups set at an angle as originally proposed, on the steps, with horses and riders looking slightly inwards, present the best view most usually towards the spectator; the plainer side of the groups being turned rather towards the wall. With the latest proposal, the front view of the groups will more constantly be seen; a view seldom the most interesting in an equestrian.' Bayes believes that the trustees have decided to move the bronzes because they want to locate the Shakespeare memorial by Bertram MacKennal directly in front of the Gallery.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

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