An image of Image of the Shakespeare Memorial 1912-1926 by Bertram Mackennal

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Image of the Shakespeare Memorial 1912-1926 by Bertram Mackennal

Location
Not on display
Further information

Bertram Mackennal created the Shakespeare Memorial in Sydney at the request of journalist and former president of the Shakespeare Society of New South Wales, Henry Gullett. Gullett began negotations with Mackennal in 1912, however, the commission was halted due to Gullett's sudden death in 1914. Gullett's family pressed on with the memorial, which was unveiled in 1926. Five figures from Shakespeare's plays stand beneath the central figure of the playwright himself: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Portia and Falstaff. The Shakespeare Memorial sits opposite the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South Wales in Shakespeare Place.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
circa 1927
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
19.0 x 15.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of the artist's granddaughter, Pauline Kraay, 2012
Accession number
ARC354.4.5