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Image of the 'Stargold birdbath' in the grounds of the Special School, Glenfield

circa 1940


Artist

Eleonore Lange

Germany, Australia

28 Oct 1893 - 20 Aug 1990


About

Lange designed this birdbath for the grounds of the Special School, Glenfield. It was produced in cast stone. The inspiration for the sculpture is the story of ‘The Star money’ (German ‘Die Sterntaler’), a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It tells of the generosity of a poor girl, who gives away everything to those in need. As she stood naked and with nothing left to give away, stars fell to earth, turning to gold as she collected them.


Details


Place where the work was made

Glenfield Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

circa 1940


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

7.0 x 11.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of Frank Hinder 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC109.11.45


Artist information

Eleonore Lange

Artist profile

Works in the collection

46