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Panel: The German triumphal arch in Melbourne

ivory, Blackwood, Ebony, other timbers, glass
55.8 × 55.7 × 10.5 cm (framed)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mrs Susan B. Morgan, Member, 2002
Gallery location
Not on display
About the work

Otto Bettmann was one of the highly skilled German craftsmen who made a significant impact on architecture and interior design in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century.

Panel: The German triumphal arch in Melbourne 1901 features the triumphal arch designed by J. A. B. Koch and erected in Collins Street by the German community of Melbourne for the Federation celebrations of 1901.

Bettmann’s triumphal arch is carved in ivory and mounted on an ebony console inscribed (in German) ‘Dedicated to the architect of the German triumphal arch in Melbourne, Mr J. A. B. Koch, in appreciation, by the subscribers, A.D. 1901.’