Young Bull and Herdsman Sculpture
The Young Bull and Herdsman sculpture that greets visitors to Melbourne Royal's office at Melbourne Showgrounds was first exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1887 and a year later was shown and sold at the 1888 Centennial Exhibition in Melbourne.
The sculpture was originally displayed in the National Gallery of Victoria which, together with the Museum of Victoria and State Library of Victoria, shared the building complex currently housing the State Library.
The Young Bull and Herdsman was gifted to the RASV by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1941.
Made of Sicilian marble, the Young Bull and Herdsman, is the work of renowned British sculptor and medallist Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834 – 1890).