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Portrait bust of Sir Henry Parkes cast by Samuel Slater

Made
Portrait bust depicting the head, shoulders and upper torso of Sir Henry Parkes, the father of Australian Federation, stands on a circular pedestal, entirely cast in bronze, the bronze has been finished with a black pigment which has worn away in places. The title "Sir Henry Parkes G.C.M.G", is engraved into the front, lower, edge of the pedestal. The bust was cast by Samuel Slater of T Green & Co Pty Ltd, of Sydney, in the early 20th Century (c. 1900-1912). The sculptor is unknown.

Summary

Object No.

A5199

Object Statement

Portrait bust, 'Sir Henry Parkes', bronze, casting by Samuel Slater/T Green & Co, Sydney, Australia, [1900-1912]

Physical Description

Portrait bust depicting the head, shoulders and upper torso of Sir Henry Parkes, the father of Australian Federation, stands on a circular pedestal, entirely cast in bronze, the bronze has been finished with a black pigment which has worn away in places. The title "Sir Henry Parkes G.C.M.G", is engraved into the front, lower, edge of the pedestal. The bust was cast by Samuel Slater of T Green & Co Pty Ltd, of Sydney, in the early 20th Century (c. 1900-1912). The sculptor is unknown.

Marks

Title, engraved into front lower edge of pedestal: "SIR. HENRY. PARKES. G.C.M.G."

Dimensions

Height

810 mm

Width

575 mm

Production

Notes

Sculptor unknown

Bronze casting by Samuel Slater, co Founder of the T Green & Co Pty Ltd, brass and gunmetal founders, of Sydney.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of L SLATER, 1850

Acquisition Date

7 September 1962

Cite this Object

Harvard

Portrait bust of Sir Henry Parkes cast by Samuel Slater 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/182714>

Wikipedia

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