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A7335 Figure, Sir Henry Parkes, 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', terracotta / bronze, Nelson Illingworth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1898. Click to enlarge.

'The Crimson Thread of Kinship' stuatuette made by Nelson Illingworth

Designed
Figure of a man, standing on a cylindrical pedestal base, right hand raised, left arm by side with scroll in his hand. The figure wears a frock coat and trousers. A scrolled banner around the front of the pedestal is inscribed "THE CRIMSON THREAD OF KINSHIP". Maker's mark at back.

Summary

Object No.

A7335

Object Statement

Figure, Sir Henry Parkes, 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', terracotta / bronze, Nelson Illingworth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1898

Physical Description

Figure of a man, standing on a cylindrical pedestal base, right hand raised, left arm by side with scroll in his hand. The figure wears a frock coat and trousers. A scrolled banner around the front of the pedestal is inscribed "THE CRIMSON THREAD OF KINSHIP". Maker's mark at back.

Marks

Maker's mark, at back of base, hand inscribed into clay before firing, "Nelson Illingworth Sc"

Dimensions

Height

450 mm

Width

140 mm

Production

Notes

The object is inscribed 'Nelson Illingworth'. It was designed and made by Nelson William Illingworth in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1898.

Reference:
'Currency' http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14175873.

History

Notes

The statuette was donated to the Museum by antiques dealer Stanley Lipscombe, who was renowned for his expertise and generosity.

Reference
http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lipscombe-stanley-robert-10837

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Lipscombe, Stanley, 1980

Acquisition Date

12 June 1980

Cite this Object

Harvard

'The Crimson Thread of Kinship' stuatuette made by Nelson Illingworth 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 September 2021, <https://ma.as/189032>

Wikipedia

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