Making Melbourne’s Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford by Catherine Moriarty

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353
Making Melbourne's monuments

Making Melbourne’s Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford

by Catherine Moriarty

Australian Scholarly Publishing, $49.95 pb, 333 pp, 9781921875595

Making Melbourne’s Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford by Catherine Moriarty

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353

When Paul Raphael Montford (1868–1938) settled in Melbourne in 1923, one press report claimed that he was ‘one of England’s best-known sculptors’, but despite having created works for the façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum and for Westminster Abbey, as well as numerous public sculptures in Australia, his work is not well known in either country. His reputation has always been overshadowed by his infinitely more successful and slightly older contemporary and rival, Bertram Mackennal.

Making Melbourne's monuments

Making Melbourne’s Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford

by Catherine Moriarty

Australian Scholarly Publishing, $49.95 pb, 333 pp, 9781921875595

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