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Title

Phantasy

circa 1921


Artist

Rupert Bunny

Australia, France

29 Sep 1864 - 25 May 1947


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Paris France


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

195.2012


Artist information

Rupert Bunny

Artist profile

Works in the collection

51


Place

Where the work was made
Paris

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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