Monday, 23 July 2018

Art Gallery of New South Wales, sculpture

This is one of four relief panels which adorns the facade of the Art Gallery of New South Wales along Art Gallery Road at The Domain. The original wing and facade were built between 1896 and 1909. The Trustees decided to beautify it with a series of six bronze relief panels designed to depict the six "distinctive historical art periods" of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance but only the four older of the six intended panels were ever completed. The Roman period is represented by "Augustus at Nimes" created by Sir William Reid Dick in 1931. It depicts Emperor Caesar Augustus in the Roman colony of Nîmes, now in France. The name "Rembrandt" is one of 32 artists lettered in bronze below the entablature.

7 comments:

  1. Lucky to have an art gallery like this in your area!

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  2. Beautiful panel. I loved seeing it. Thanks for posting, along with the info. Have a great week!

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  3. I was looking at the carvings on the side of the Mitchell library today. The old buildings are so lovely.

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