Sculpture 'Two jolly sailormen' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (1942). Sculpture 'Two jolly sailormen' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943.

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Sculpture 'Two jolly sailormen' by Daphne Mayo, c1942 to 1943
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1942-01-01
Year available 2018
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 11 x 16 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 8, item 1
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
Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes This work is also known as 'Jolly Sailor'. It depicts two striding sailors, one holding bottles in his folded arm, while other is lurching in a drunken stance. It was inspired by the sight of drunken sailors that Daphne Mayo observed from her studio during the Second World War. The sculpture measures 28 x 21.5 x12cm. Sculpture was cast in bronze. (Information from Mayo, D., McKay, J., Hawker, M., & Queensland Art Gallery. (2011). Daphne Mayo : Let there be sculpture / Daphne Mayo. South Brisbane, Qld.: Queensland Art Gallery; McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 8 'Two Jolly Sailor Men c.1942 no.109'.
Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source.

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