Item Item 1 - Portrait bust of Vida Lahey

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UQFL119-Series H-Item 1


Portrait bust of Vida Lahey


  • 1957? (Creation)

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1 portrait bust ; 38 x 40 x 23 cm.

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Scope and content

Life sized portrait bust of Vida Lahey in plaster, painted brown. Lahey is wearing a tied scarf. Not signed or dated. Vida Lahey visited Mayo at her Sydney Studio in George Street in late 1957 when sittings were made.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Conservation undertaken in 2010: cleaned; paint restored; sealed; housed in custom made archival container.

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3D scan of portrait bust sculpture of Vida Lahey by Daphne Mayo available in eSpace as open access.

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Parcel 14

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created, Linda Justo, 4-Nov-2020.




McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. M.A. Thesis, Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney, accessed online via eSpace on 4 Nov 2020.

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  • Parcel: UQFL119 Parcel 14