An image of Commodore Goodenough

Achille Simonetti

(Australia, Italy 1838 – 1900)

Commodore Goodenough

Other titles:
The late Commodore J.G. Goodenough, R.N., C.B. [RA London, 1876]
Location
Not on display
Further information

The celebrated hero Commodore Goodenough (James Graham Goodenough, 1830-1875), who commanded the Sydney based Royal Navy squadron that protected Britain's interests in the southwest Pacific, was killed by a poisoned arrow while cruising the Solomon Islands 'to promote friendly relations with the natives'.

Deborah Edwards, 'Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2003

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
(circa 1875)
Media
Sculpture
Medium
marble
Dimensions
56.7 x 46.5 x 31.3 cm :
0 - Whole; 72.5 cm; Height of work including base.
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of subscribers 1877
Accession number
1178