Objects

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors...

Export this record

Export selected records

Export record to excel

File type to download

Beta version

Record title

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors of the Mitchell Library, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd., from sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann

Record identifier

YK5rNWxn

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors of the Mitchell Library, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd., from sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann

ACCESS
https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YK5rNWxn

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors of the Mitchell Library, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd., from sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann

Full title

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors of the Mitchell Library, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd., from sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann

Date

[ca. 1940]

Record Identifier

YK5rNWxn

Formats

Physical Description

Contents

31 casts

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Sub-series

Access and use

Terms of use

Ask a Librarian online or in the reading room.

Finding aids

Research notes available in Mitchell Library Reading Room , PXn 343

Research notes available in Mitchell Library Reading Room , PXn 604

More information

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Sub-series 1: Casts of navigators and explorers and Aboriginal Australians on bronze entrance doors of the Mitchell Library, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd., from sculptures by Arthur Fleischmann

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Plaster patterns for these portraits, originally held by Wunderlich Ltd. who cast the bronze doors, are now held in the Mitchell Library. For location see list at PXn 343.

Conservation note

Many of the casts are damaged and pieces of plaster have broken off

Description source

Information transferred from pictures card catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2008-2009

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Wunderlich Ltd., January 1973

Administrative / Biographical history

Arthur Fleischmann was born in Bratislava in 1896, but lived most of his life in London. He studied medicine in Budapest and Prague and qualified as a medical doctor. Immediately after qualifying, he turned his attention and energy on sculpture and was awarded a scholarship to the Master School of Sculpture, Vienna.

He arrived in Sydney in 1939 where he stayed for 10 years, becoming part of the Merioola artist commune and establishing a connection with Australia that remained strong until his death in 1990. Other sculptures of Fleischmann's are also featured in the State Library of NSW including reliefs of David Scott Mitchell, Sir William Dixson and a perspex water sculpture entitled Tribute to the Discovery of DNA.

References
Arthur Fleischmann Foundation. http://www.fleischmann.org.uk/
A source of inspiration & delight : the buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826 / David J. Jones. Sydney : Library Council of New South Wales, c1988....

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Record Identifier

YK5rNWxn

Permalink

https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YK5rNWxn

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

843905

How to access this item