Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Sculptor : Mackennal, Sir Edgar Bertram known also as Bertram Mackennal (12th June 1863 – 10th October 1931)

Background : Bertram MacKennal was born in Fitzroy, Victoria. In 1882 he left Australia to study in England and France before returning in 1887 to complete several commissioned works. However Betram eventually returned to England to continue his career.  

Notes of Interest : Bertram will be most remembered for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of George V. He also designed the medals for the 1908 London Olympic Games.

List of works of Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Five Foolish Virgins, relief, (exhibited 1886)
Sculptured reliefs, Parliament House, Melbourne (installed 1887)
Circe, bronze figure, National Gallery of Victoria (exhibited 1893)
Louis Buvelot, bust, National Gallery of Victoria
Sarah Bernhardt, bust (1893)
For She Sitteth on a Seat in the High Places of the City (Rahab), location unknown, (exhibited 1895)
Figure over doorway, Mercantile Chambers, Collins Street, Melbourne
Dame Nellie Melba, bust, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (1899)
Queen Victoria , seated bronze, the British Embassy gardens, Bangkok (1900)
Queen Victoria, statues, Ballarat, Lahore and Blackburn (c.1901)
Oceana and Grief, Union Club, Sydney
Springthorpe Memorial, sculptures, Boroondara General Cemetery, Kew, (1901)
Sir William John Clarke, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne (1901)
Boer War Memorial, (Victory), entrance to Highbury Fields, Islington (1903)
The Dancer, Art Gallery of New South Wales (1904)
War (Bellona or Victory), Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (sculpted 1906)
The Earth and the Elements (marble group), Tate Gallery (exhibited 1907)
Sir William Howard Russell, bust, The Crypt, St Paul's Cathedral, London (1907)
Diana Wounded, bronze, Tate Gallery (purchased 1908)
Tomb for Edward VII (with Edward Lutyens), St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle (commissioned 1910)
National Memorial to Thomas Gainsborough, Sudbury, Suffolk
Apollo, Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire.
King George V statue, formerly situated at the Flower Bazaar Police Station, Madras, now at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi (1916)
King Edward VII statue mounted on archway, Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta
King Edward VII statue, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne (unveiled 1920)
King Edward VII statue, Adelaide (unveiled 1920)
King Edward VII statue, Waterloo Place London (1921)
Eton War Memorial
Members of Parliament War Memorial, London
War Memorial, Corporation Park, Blackburn, Lancashire (1922)
War Memorial, Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, England
Phoebus Driving the Horses of the Sun , Australia House, The Strand, London, (installed 1923)
Cardinal Moran and Archbishop Kelly, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
Shakespeare Memorial, Shakespeare Place, Sydney (1926)
The Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney (1929)
Lord Curzon monument, All Saints, Kedleston, Derbyshire (1931)
Lord Curzon statue, Carlton House Terrace, London
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Port Said (1931) (now at Mount Clarence, Albany, Western Australia)

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