The Satyr

Sculpture by Guy (Frank) Lynch which was modelled on his younger brother, Joe Lynch, and a neighbourhood goat. Sculpted in plaster, the sculpture was painted bronze and exhibited to general acclaim in the Anthony Hordern Gallery in 1924 . It was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1926. Joe Lynch drowned in the harbour in 1927. In 1977, ten years after the artist's death, his widow paid for the work to be case in bronze and it was placed in the Botanic Gardens near the Opera House Gate, looking out towards the harbour where his brother had drowned.

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Created
1924
Created
1977
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1927
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