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Title

Antibes

circa 1890-circa 1892


Artist

John Peter Russell

Australia

16 Jun 1858 - 30 Apr 1930


About

In Autumn 1890, John Peter Russell left Belle Île to see the Midi and Riviera, where Van Gogh and Monet had worked. He crossed France in a cart drawn by two horses and took a house for the winter in the ancient seaport of Antibes.

Enraptured by the landscape of the French Mediterranean peninsula, Russell produced some of the most dazzling canvases of his career. He painted numerous canvases during his time in Antibes, working out of doors in front of his subject in the southern light. A fine example from this period, 'Antibes' demonstrates Russell conviction to pursue pure colour and move away from the restraints of naturalistic form.


Details


Place where the work was made

Antibes France


Date

circa 1890-circa 1892


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

16.5 x 24.0 cm stretcher; 36.5 x 43.3 x 7cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J.R./ .../9(illeg.)".


Credit

Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

190.2012


Artist information

John Peter Russell

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne (Compilator), Fine Australian paintings, ‘Fine Australian and European paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture’, Melbourne, Nov 1996, (colour illus.). lot no. 19; estimated price $30,000-40,000; not paginated