An image of Harry Boyd posing for the sandstone sculpture 'Opus 24' 1946 by Robert Klippel

Robert Klippel

(Australia, United States of America 19 Jun 1920 – 19 Jun 2001)

Harry Boyd posing for the sandstone sculpture 'Opus 24' 1946 by Robert Klippel

Location
Not on display
Further information

Harry Boyd was a friend of Robert Klippel's from 1943. Klippel wrote in his notebook: "The job I am doing of Harry in stone - I can't put into words how I feel about his bigness, about obvious things in the man - I would like to be able to express through one volume, if it were possible, the essence of the thing felt - everything in one shape.". The final work 'No. 24 Harry Boyd' 1946 is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1946
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
10.7 x 15.2 cm image; 11.3 x 15.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Dated upper c., verso, ink "1946".

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC409.1.82