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Title

Flowers and fruit

1877


Artist

Jean-Baptiste Robie

Belgium

19 Nov 1821 - 08 Dec 1910


Details


Other Titles

Fruits and flowers

Fruit and flowers


Date

1877


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on wood panel


Dimensions

116.2 x 89.0 cm panel; 163.3 x 136.7 x 16.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., black paint "J. Robie 1877".


Credit

Purchased 1879


Accession number

4534


Artist information

Jean-Baptiste Robie

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Sydney International Exhibition, 17 September 1879 - 20 April 1880.


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and Royal Belgian Embassy (Organisers), From Belgium with lace: Belgian art in Australian collections, Canberra, 2000. no catalogue numbers

Patricia McDonald, Sydney International Exhibition 1879: An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Sydney International Exhibition, 'Art at the Garden Palace', pg. 25-29, Sydney, 1979, 41.

Sydney Mail, 'New South Wales Art Gallery. Jean Baptiste Robie', pg. 976, Sydney, 20 Nov 1880, 976.

Sydney International Exhibition: Official catalogue of exhibits, Sydney, 1879, 465.

Descriptive catalogue of pictures, &c., in the art gallery of the International Exhibition Sydney, 1879–80, Sydney, [circa 1879], 23. Belgian Court. 13. "Flowers and Fruit" - J. Robie A picture which has no superior in the whole collection. A really magnificent work from the pencil of a born artist - the son of a blacksmith, who resorted to hard means for the purpose of restraining the young man from following the bent of his genius. The longer the composition is studied, the more you find in it to admire and please.