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Title

On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria

1870s


Artist

Louis Buvelot

Australia, Switzerland, Brazil

03 Mar 1814 - 30 May 1888


About

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.'


Details


Other Title

On banks of Yarra


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

121


Artist information

Louis Buvelot

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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