Woolner, Thomas (1825-92; English)
Sir Redmond Barry 1878
Marble, 63.5 x 35.5 x 26 cm
Presented by subscribers, 1881
National Gallery of Victoria (p.65.5-1)

This bust was produced two years before Barry died at the age of 67. By contrast with Summers’ earlier evocation of the character of a noble Roman (Summers Sir Redmond Barry {1860} SLV [SC]), the founder of the Public Library here resembles a genial herm.


AR 1881, p.55; NGV 1894, p.130 (VI.Rotunda, no.18); NGV 1905, p.107 (IV.Vestibule, no.22)