Summers, Charles (1825-78; English)
John Pascoe Fawkner 1864
Marble, 56.0 x 35.5 x 20.5 cm
Presented, 1871
State Library of Victoria

The SLV describes this bust, reproduced in the 1905 NGV catalogue, as “presented to the Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library, transferred to the National Gallery, 1871.”

The work is inscribed in capitals on the reverse of the figure: “C.Summers / Sculptor / Melbourne / 1864”. From the back, Fawkner’s trademark cap is also clearly visible; compare Kemp John Pascoe Fawkner 1877 {1877} SLV [PA].

See also Summers (Charles) John Pascoe Fawkner 1856 {1871} SLV [SC], an earlier, larger bust, in plaster.


Not listed in NGV 1880; NGV 1894, p.134 (VI.Rotunda, no.50); NGV 1905, p.158 (VI. Sculpture – Verdon Gallery, no.23; ill.)

For details of this work, see SLV online catalogue (not illustrated); author’s ID photo reproduced here. The statue was included in the exhibition “The changing face of Victoria” (2019), as shown here