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Virgil Lo Sciavo

Allegorical Mural — Commerce and Industry
oil on canvas in 3 sections
signed by both Lo Sciavo and Betty Morgan
211.0 x 628.0 cm

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Virgil Lo Sciavo assisted by Betty Morgan (7 x 20 feet approx.) Provenance: The Commonwealth Bank Building, Collins Street, Melbourne; Scheding Berry Fine Art; private collection, Sydney. Literature: Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Vol 2, 1984, p713. Comments: In 1945 Lo Schiavo won the Sulman Prize for "the best subject painting, genre painting or design for an intended mural decoration." He also painted the immense mural around the walls of the refectory at Sydney University. The above work was one of two murals commissioned by the Commonwealth Bank for its building in Collins Street. The other was sold by Deutscher Fine Art to a private collection.

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