Ball, Percival (1845-1900; English)
Right Rev.James Moorhouse
Marble, size unknown
Presented by subscribers, 1890
Present location unknown
[photo: as reproduced in NGV 1905]
Moorhouse (1826-1915) succeeded Charles Perry as Anglican Bishop of Melbourne in 1876, and was the motivating force behind the choice of William Butterfield to design the new St Paul’s Cathedral (begun in 1880). In 1886, Moorhouse left unexpectedly to become Bishop of Manchester, where he remained until 1903.
Despite indications to the contrary (e.g. in the biography of Ball in the Australian Dictionary of Biography), this bust
does not appear to be held in the SLV.
AR 1890, p.47; NGV 1894, p.132 (VI.Rotunda, no.34); NGV 1905, p.157 (VI.Sculpture – Verdon Gallery, no.22; ill. as shown here)
For the sitter, see the ADB biography by C.R.Badger (1974): available online as http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/moorhouse-james-4238