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March 18

Slide List and Lecture Summary:

Principal works indicated by an asterisk.

Imported sculpture

Margaret Butler - the 'Frances Hodgkins' of New Zealand sculpture

Imported sculptors

Sculpture in Wellington and Christchurch

The ascendancy of Auckland
The first generation of New Zealand born sculptors
 
Imported sculpture

*1.

F.J. Williamson: Queen Victoria; bronze; 1897; Auckland, Albert Park

*2.

F.J. Williamson: Queen Victoria; bronze; erected 1902; Christchurch, Victoria Square

*3.

Alfred Drury: Queen Victoria; bronze; 1905; Wellington, Kent and Cambridge Terraces (and detail of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi)

   

*4.

Henry Weekes: Lord Auckland; bronze; 1844 (for India), gifted to Auckland New Zealand 1969; Auckland, Municipal Building

*5.

Thomas Woolner: Robert Godley; bronze; 1865; Christchurch

*6.

F.J. Williamson: George Grey Memorial; marble; erected 1904; Auckland, Albert Park (and detail)

   

7.

Andreo Lucchesi: Victory of Peace; marble; 1900-1902; Auckland, Albert Park

8.

South African War Memorial; marble; 1902; Auckland, Albert Park

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Margaret Butler - the 'Frances Hodgkins' of New Zealand sculpture

1.

Margaret Butler: La Nouvelle Zelandie; bronze; 1920s; Wellington, Te Papa

Margaret Butler: Maori Madonna; bronze; 1920s; Wellington, St Mary's Convent

Margaret Butler: Pani; plaster; 1936; Wellington, Te Papa

Margaret Butler: Maori Warrior; tinted plaster plaque; Wellington, Te Papa

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Imported sculptors

1.

Francis Shurrock: William Massey; stone; 1925-30; Wellington, Port Halswell (part of the Massey Memorial)

Francis Shurrock: R.N. Field; exh 1931; modelled life size bust

Francis Shurrock: Architectural Piece in Stone

2.

Robert Field: Madonna and Child; stone; 1930s; Wellington, Te Papa

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Robert Field: Head of Tilly Frankl; carved directly in stone; exh 1931; Auckland Art Gallery

3. William Wright: Mona Malcolm; painted plaster; 1941-42; Auckland, private collection
  William Wright: The Artist's Wife; plaster; 1932; Auckland Art Gallery
  William Wright: Molly Wilcox; bronze; 1929-30; Auckland Art Gallery

Sir George Frampton: Lamia; 1900; London, Royal Academy

Francesco Laurana: Bust of a Woman; tinted marble; c.1487-88; Vienna, Kunsthistoriches

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Sculpture in Wellington and Christchurch

*1.

William Trethewey: Christchurch War Memorial; bronze; 1937; Christchurch (3 views)

*2

William Trethewey: The Coming of the Maori; plaster; exh Wellington Centennial Exhibition 1939; 5.4m; (2 views)

*3.

William Trethewey: Captain Cook; stone; 1932; Christchurch (2 views)

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The ascendancy of Auckland

*1.

Richard Gross: Wellington Citizens' Memorial; bronze; 1932; Wellington (and detail of horse and rider)

George Watts: Physical Energy; bronze; London, Hyde Park

Falconet: Monument to Peter the Great; bronze; 1766; Leningrad

Verrocchio: Colleone Monument; bronze, 1479; Venice

*2.

Richard Gross: Gates of the Auckland Domain

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Richard Gross: The Athlete; bronze; 1934-36; Auckland Domain (2 views)

The Parthenon: Great Panathenaic Procession; marble frieze; 447-432 B.C. Athens, The Acropolis, The Parthenon

3.

Richard Gross: Holland Memorial; bronze; 1936; Wellington Cemetery (2 views)

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Rodin: The Age of Bronze; bronze; 1876; 1.75m; Paris, Rodin Museum

Michelangelo: Dying Slave; marble; 1514-16; Paris, Louvre

   

4.

John Kavanagh: Torso; stone; private collection

Kavanagh: Torso; bronze; 1936; 33cm; private collection

5.

Kavanagh: Lady Jane; bronze; c.1940; 53cm; private collection

6.

Kavanagh: Sir Douglas Robb; bronze; 1956; 42cm; Auckland University Medical School

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The first generation of New Zealand born sculptors

1.

Molly Macalister: Horse; plaster; 1934-35

Macalister: Sleeping Calf; composite material; 1936

Macalister: Cat; Oamaru stone; 1938-39

2.

Macalister: Sleeping Child; limestone; 1940; 41cm; Chilton St James School

Macalister: Head; jarrah; 1941-42

Macalister: Head of Digby Nelson; painted plaster; 1947

Macalister: Abstract (Jane); jarrah; 1947; 24cm; Auckland, private collection

Macalister: Female Figure; wood; 1948-49

3.

Alison Duff: Free Carving; stone; 1940s

Alison Duff: Osiris; elm; 1944; 80cm; Auckland, private collection

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