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An image of On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria by Louis Buvelot

Louis Buvelot

(Australia, Switzerland, Brazil 03 Mar 1814 – 30 May 1888)

Title
On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria
Other titles:
On banks of Yarra
Year
1870s
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
Dimensions

25.3 x 35.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, "L. Buvelot". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1930
Accession number
121
Location
Not on display
Further information

This work was purchased from the auction of Charles S. Bennett's collection of pictures by Arthur Streeton, who acted for the Gallery. Streeton wrote about the purchase: 'concentrating upon a watercolour which looked to me the best example of his work (their were several) I bid 1 pound over another buyer and secured it for your Gallery for 28 guineas. Its characteristic of his work and looked simple and freer in execution than others: There was not what one would call a first rate example and I don' think one of his finest would be obtainable for 50 guineas. However, I sincerely trust that the example for the smaller figure will not cause dissatisfaction among Gallery visitors, who may expect in Buvelot the simple directness seen in Herbert and Heysen watercolours.'

Bibliography (5)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 12; not paginated

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 668 [Gallery No. 5]; not paginated

Barry Pearce and Haruo Arikawa, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 53 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 12. watercolours cat.no. 2; titled 'On the banks of Yarra'

Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, One hundred years of Australian art, Sydney, circa 1945. cat.no. 5

Exhibition history (6)

One hundred years of Australian art, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1945–1946

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

110 Years of Australian Art, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, Sep 1950 -

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection (1991), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1991–07 Jul 1991

Two hundred years of Australian painting : Nature, people and art in the southern continent: