Swan gargoyle

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number ART90771
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 30.8 x 29.6 x 20.8 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description plaster cast reinforced with fibre, watercolour wash and pencil grid marks
Maker Bowles, Leslie
Ewers, Raymond Boultwood
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1939

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This plaster model for a gargoyle depicts the head of a swan. The plaster model was created in the studio of William Leslie Bowles in Melbourne with the assistance of sculptor, Ray Ewers. In 1940 and 1941 the plaster cast was used as the template for a stonemason to carve an in-situ sandstone gargoyle in the cloisters of the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial.