Colonial Mutual Life Building, Hobart, Tasmania

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Title

Colonial Mutual Life Building, Hobart, Tasmania

Subject

Art Deco, beasts, Colonial Mutual, Colonial Mutual Life Building, commercial architecture, eagles, gargoyle, Gothic, Hennesy & Hennesy, Hobart, lions, neo-Gothic, sculpture, Stripped Classical, Sydney, Tas, Tasmania.

Description

The Colonial Mutual Life Building in Hobart, Tasmania, was designed by Sydney architects Hennesy & Hennesy and completed in 1936. It is in the Stripped Classical style with Art Deco elements, whilst the sculptural embellishments are reminiscent of Gothic architecture. The sculptures are similar to the gargoyles found on Gothic cathedrals, although in this case they appear to be purely decorative. They include eagles, lions and the faces of beasts with their tongues out.

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

January 29, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

4xDigital photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Colonial Mutual Life Building, Hobart, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/894.