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Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

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Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

Call numbers

XV/104

Record identifier

93QVmL41

Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

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Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

Full title

Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

Date

1950s?

Call Numbers

XV/104

Record Identifier

93QVmL41

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Contents

1 drawing - 52 x 68 cm - watercolour, gouache & pencil on paper

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Contents

Waller uses a fairly classical and formal style in this study to depict steelworkers at BHP in hard hats and protective gloves, working with molten metal. They are portrayed as timeless and heroic figures, alongside an embodiment of Vulcan, the god of Fire, combining the human and the divine.

Reference:
Library correspondence file

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Steelmaking at the BHP, design for mural, Australia House, London, 1950s? / drawn by Napier Waller

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

This work is one of a number of drawings of murals submitted by Waller to Australia House, home of the Australian High Commission London. But Sydney artist Tom Thompson was eventually the successful artist chosen by the Art Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Government for the project.

Reference:
Library correspondence file

Conservation note

Removed from masonite backing, January 2009

Description source

Titled from Sotheby's catalogue, Melbourne, 24/11/2008. Lot No. 55

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Source

Purchased from Sotheby's, 24 November 2008, Lot 55

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Call Numbers

XV/104

Record Identifier

93QVmL41

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/93QVmL41

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840515

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