An image of Sir Alfred Stephen

Achille Simonetti

(Australia, Italy 1838 – 1900)

Sir Alfred Stephen

Location
Not on display
Further information

Sir Alfred Stephen (1802-1894), the NSW Chief Justice and legislator, was the founding trustee of the National Gallery of New South Wales, and a pinnacle of mid-nineteenth century Sydney society.

Simonetti's posthumous bust, commissioned by the Stephen family in reaction against Allen Hutchinson's portrayal of 1898 (also in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales), depicts a younger less exhausted figure than Hutchinson.

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

Year
1899
Media
Sculpture
Medium
marble
Dimensions
72.5 x 50.7 x 31.2 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the family of Sir Alfred Stephen 1899
Accession number
3265