Collection Online
43.7 × 47.0 × 30.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
incised in right side under shoulder c.: Harold Parker / 1913
incised l.c.: IRIS
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1933
© National Gallery of Victoria
Gallery location
Level 2, NGV Australia
Harold Parker arrived in Australia with his family at the age of three, and returned to England in 1896 to attend the City and Guilds Art School where he won a scholarship to study sculpture. Before settling in Brisbane permanently in 1930, he exhibited almost annually for three decades at the Royal Academy in London and the Old Salon in Paris, becoming a rival to Bertram Mackennal. Among Parker’s best known sculptural commissions are two large allegorical figure groups produced for the entrance of Australia House in London.