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Harry Boyd posing for the sandstone sculpture 'Opus 24' 1946 by Robert Klippel

1946


Artist

Robert Klippel

Australia, United States of America

19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001


About

Harry Boyd was a friend of Robert Klippel's from 1943. Klippel wrote in his notebook: "The job I am doing of Harry in stone - I can't put into words how I feel about his bigness, about obvious things in the man - I would like to be able to express through one volume, if it were possible, the essence of the thing felt - everything in one shape.". The final work 'No. 24 Harry Boyd' 1946 is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1946


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

10.7 x 15.2 cm image; 11.3 x 15.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Dated upper c., verso, ink "1946".


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC409.1.82


Artist information

Robert Klippel

Artist profile

Works in the collection

259


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, page 18. from his notebook

James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, page 20. plate 9