BALL - Percival Ball. Sculptor (1845 – 1900)

Percival Ball (17 February 1845 – 4 April 1900) was an English sculptor active in Australia He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts schools in England winning several gold medals and prizes. He exhibited 24 works at Royal Academy exhibitions. Around 1870 Ball travelled to Paris, Munich and Rome, where he lived for approximately eight years. Ball came to Australia in 1884, seeking a warmer climate to relieve his asthma and bronchitis.
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Sir Redmond Barry, a founder of the library State Library of Victoria and a Supreme Court judge: Sculptor was English-born James Gilbert (1830–85), one of the leading sculptors active in Melbourne at the time. Biography here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-54/t1-g-t2.html and https://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/research/H02915%20Sculpture.pdf

Sir Redmond Barry, a founder of the library State Library of Victoria and a Supreme Court judge: Sculptor was English-born James Gilbert (1830–85), one of the leading sculptors active in Melbourne at the time. Biography here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-54/t1-g-t2.html and https://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/research/H02915%20Sculpture.pdf

Phryne before Praxiteles 1900  by Percival Ball England, Australia ( 17 Feb 1845 - 04 Apr 1900) unveiled 27 Mar 1903 after his death

Phryne before Praxiteles 1900 by Percival Ball England, Australia ( 17 Feb 1845 - 04 Apr unveiled 27 Mar 1903 after his death

The statue of Sir Redmond Barry was erected by public inscription and unveiled on 23 August 1887. The statue was modelled by James Gilbert and completed by Percival Ball after Gilbert's death in 1885. When the Library's conservation department cleaned the statue, they measured it to be 2.97 metres tall and the plinth at 2.58 metres

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Sir Redmond Barry, a founder of the library State Library of Victoria and a Supreme Court judge: Sculptor was English-born James Gilbert (1830–85), one of the leading sculptors active in Melbourne at the time. Completed by Percival Ball in 1887 Biography here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-54/t1-g-t2.html and https://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/research/H02915%20Sculpture.pdf

Sir Redmond Barry, a founder of the library State Library of Victoria and a Supreme Court judge: Sculptor was English-born James Gilbert (1830–85), one of the leading sculptors active in Melbourne at the time. Completed by Percival Ball in 1887 Biography here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-54/t1-g-t2.html and https://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/research/H02915%20Sculpture.pdf

Francis Ormond statue near the former Working Men's College, at RMIT's City campus made byPercival Ball (1845-1900).

Francis Ormond statue near the former Working Men's College, at RMIT's City campus made byPercival Ball

Francis Ormond Statue by Percival Ball. 1892.  124 Latrobe Street, MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE CITY. Victoria Australia.

Francis Ormond Statue by Percival Ball. 1892. 124 Latrobe Street, MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE CITY. Victoria Australia.

Salford City Museum and Art Gallery Genius of Lancashire sculpture by Percival Ball

Stock Photo - UK England Salford City Museum and Art Gallery Genius of Lancashire sculpture by Percival Ball

A Lady And Gentleman	24.02 x 0 in Terracotta. By Percival Ball

A Lady And Gentleman x 0 in Terracotta. By Percival Ball

Bust of a lady , 1877–1877 Medium: Marble By  Percival Ball (British, 1844–1900)

Bust of a lady , Medium: Marble By Percival Ball (British,

Seated Bacchus , 1879 by Percival Ball  (British, 1844–1900)

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