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Title

Image of the Shakespeare Memorial 1912-1926 by Bertram Mackennal

circa 1927


Artist

Unknown

Australia


About

Bertram Mackennal created the Shakespeare Memorial in Sydney at the request of journalist and former president of the Shakespeare Society of New South Wales, Henry Gullett. Gullett began negotations with Mackennal in 1912, however, the commission was halted due to Gullett's sudden death in 1914. Gullett's family pressed on with the memorial, which was unveiled in 1926. Five figures from Shakespeare's plays stand beneath the central figure of the playwright himself: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Portia and Falstaff. The Shakespeare Memorial sits opposite the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South Wales in Shakespeare Place.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

circa 1927


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

19.0 x 15.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of the artist's granddaughter, Pauline Kraay, 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC354.4.5


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

730


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney