Plaster portrait bust sculpture 'John Young' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (1942). Plaster portrait bust sculpture 'John Young' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943.

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Plaster portrait bust sculpture 'John Young' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1942-01-01
Year available 2018
Contributor Cotton, Olive, 1911-2003
Max Dupain Studio
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 15 x 12 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 2, item 2
Rights Copyright expired
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Daphne Mayo collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, artworks, tools, photographs, photographic albums, books, art exhibition catalogues, newspaper clippings, minutes, receipts, financial files, hand written notes and ephemera.

Daphne Mayo, sculptor, born in Sydney in 1895, created in Brisbane the Tattersall's Club frieze (1926), the tympanum and concert hall frieze of the new City Hall (1927-30), tympanum and Stations of the Cross for the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Farm (1929-30), Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32), relief panels for the chapel of Mt. Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1940-42 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales. She was a co-founder of the Queensland Art Fund in 1929. She died in 1982.
Keyword Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 -- Archives
Sculptors -- Queensland
Sculpture, Australian -- Queensland -- 20th century
Young, John Henry, 1880-1946
Portrait sculpture -- 20th century -- Australia
Models (Clay, plaster, etc.)
Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes Photograph of plaster model of the portrait bust pf John Young, created by Daphne Mayo circa 1941. In 1944 a bronze cast, with a brown patina, was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. John Young was an art dealer, collector and gallery director. (Information from Heather Johnson, 'Young, John Henry (1880?1946)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 2002, accessed online 18 August 2017; McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from

Photographer's stamp on verso: OLIVE COTTON / MAX DUPAIN STUDIO / 49 CLARENCE ST. / SYDNEY / BW7156.

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 2 'Portrait Bust of John Young 1940 -1941 No.101'.

Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source. Date based on when photographer Olive Cotton managed Max Dupain Studio (1942 to 1945), and photograph in collection (item 1, Folder 2, Box 4), which was published in Australian present day art (1943). (Information from Ennis, Helen. (1995). "Olive Cotton: Biography." Design and Art Australia Online,; Mackay, 1981).

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