The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War

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The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War are a pair of bronze allegorical equestrian statues by Gilbert Bayes commissioned for the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.wikipedia
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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War are a pair of bronze allegorical equestrian statues by Gilbert Bayes commissioned for the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The equestrian statues The offerings of peace and The offerings of war by Gilbert Bayes were installed in front of the main facade in 1926.

Gilbert Bayes

Gilbert William Bayes
The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War are a pair of bronze allegorical equestrian statues by Gilbert Bayes commissioned for the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1923

List of public art in the City of Sydney

Public art in the City of Sydney
* List of public art in the City of Sydney
Some (such as The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War) employ classical references to convey an abstract meaning; others (such as Research) use abstracted forms to convey an idea.

Bronze

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The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War are a pair of bronze allegorical equestrian statues by Gilbert Bayes commissioned for the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Equestrian statue

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The Offerings of Peace and The Offerings of War are a pair of bronze allegorical equestrian statues by Gilbert Bayes commissioned for the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Elgin Marbles

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The models for the works are the Elgin Marbles and the riders carry symbolic items as their "offerings".

Theatre of ancient Greece

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Peace carries the Greek theatre masks of Tragedy and Comedy representing "the arts" and "plenty", while War holds a staff, a bundle of swords and broken spear shafts.

Ashurnasirpal II

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His design depicting Assur-Natsir-Pal, King of Assyria, was produced in 1906 and in 1907 became the first panel to be installed on the façade.

Lost-wax casting

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Full size plaster statues were finally completed in 1919, cast in England in 1923, shipped separately to Sydney in 1924 (first War in February, then Peace in June ) and erected in 1926.

Thames Ditton

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The statues were, according to their inscription, cast at the Thames Ditton foundry by A.B. Burton, considered by contemporaries to be "the finest bronze caster in the world".

Sulfur dioxide

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By 1993 the sculptures needed conservation treatment as a result of damage from air and sea pollution – sulphur dioxide from car exhausts and chlorides from the sea.

List of public works ministries

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Funds were allocated from the Department of Public Works to address the problems.

Installation art

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War and Peace and in between was a site-specific installation artwork by Tatzu Nishi in which the sculptures were incorporated into domestic scenes.

Tatzu Nishi

War and Peace and in between was a site-specific installation artwork by Tatzu Nishi in which the sculptures were incorporated into domestic scenes.

Kaldor Public Art Projects

The work was commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects and was on display from October 2009 to February 2010.

Memorials to William Shakespeare

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

State Library of New South Wales

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Sydney Cenotaph

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Martin Place

Martin Place Amphitheatre
Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Bertram Mackennal

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Thomas Woolner

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Hyde Park, Sydney

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Queen's Square, Sydney

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Joseph Edgar Boehm

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Other bronze statues cast by Burton on display in close proximity in Sydney include the figures of the Shakespeare Memorial (1926) opposite the State Library; Cardinal Moran (1928) and Archbishop Kelly (1933) at St Mary's Cathedral; and the soldier and sailor of the Sydney Cenotaph (1929) in Martin Place – all by Bertram Mackennal. Other earlier works in Sydney cast at the same foundry but under previous ownership include James Cook (1878) by Thomas Woolner in Hyde Park and Queen Victoria (1888) in Queens Square by Joseph Edgar Boehm.