Portrait Medallions c.1840

16.5 cm diam. (each)

A pair of Australian Blackwood framed plaster Portrait Medallions by the Australian sculptor Bernhard Smith (1820-1885) of his parents, Lord Henry Smith (1778-1855) and Jane Mary Voase (1783-1845) Sculptors and friends  Bernhard Smith and Thomas Woolner arrived in Melbourne in October 1852. Represented: National Portrait Gallery, London; Linnaean Society, London; Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge: National Maritime Museum, London; National Gallery of Australia; La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria. Exhibited: Royal Academy, London 1842-1851; Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881

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