Statuette, Captain James Cook

Maker
Marc Clark
Production date
1973
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Production date
1973
Description
Small cast bronze figure of a young Captain James Cook, signed and dated by the artist.

Engraved brass plate attached to the wooden base. Text on the plate reads "Presented to the City of Berwick/ by Endeavour Hills Pty Ltd.,/ to commemorate the official proclamation/ of Endeavour Hills as a suburb/ by the Mayor of Berwick,/ Councillor J.G. Thomas,/ October 28, 1974./ The premier of Victoria,/ The Hon. R. J. Hamer E.D. M.P./ was in attendance"

Endeavour Hills was advertised as a new suburb in 1971, and the first land sales took place in late 1973. The development of an estate was first conceived in 1970 when Lewis Land Corporation purchased the site. The timing of the estate’s development coincided with the 200th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival to Australia on his ship ‘The Endeavour’, from which the suburb’s name was coined.
Artist/Maker and role
Marc Clark: Artist
Associated person
Media/Materials description
bronze, wood
Measurements
39.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm (statuette), 3.9 x 20.5 x 28.2 cm (base)
Signature & date
Inscribed on the side of the base of the bronze statuette "Marc Clark/ 1973"

Makers mark on back of bronze base "Vittoria & Fernand/ V(illeg.)/ Art Foundry Me (illeg)".

Plate attached to wooden base with engraved inscription.
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1321

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