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An image of Phantasy by Rupert Bunny

Rupert Bunny

(Australia, France 29 Sep 1864 – 25 May 1947)

Title
Phantasy
Place of origin
ParisFrance
Year
circa 1921
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour monotype, printed on ivory wove paper
Dimensions

34.2 x 24.4 cm impression; 39.4 x 29.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed to print l.l. with monogram, “RWB”. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012
Accession number
195.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

This monotype is from the latter of Bunny's two serious forays into making colour monotypes, this in the early 1920s. Characteristically high-keyed in colour and fluid in design, Bunny's late monotypes tended towards a flat picture plane emphasising lyrical movement, evoking of the themes of music and dance. One hundred monotypes were commissioned by the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris, where they were exhibited in 1921 and 1924.

Bibliography (1)

Sotheby's Australia (Compilator), Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 108 (colour illus.). titled 'Dancers'; lot no. 120; estimated price $7,000-10,000

Exhibition history (1)

Fine Australian and international paintings (2001), Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne, Armadale, 07 May 2001 -