Fruits and flowers
Fruit and flowers
oil on wood panel
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".
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Sydney International Exhibition (1879-80), The Garden Palace, 17 Sep 1879–20 Apr 1880
Sydney International Exhibition 1879: An exhibition celebrating the Centenary of the Sydney International Exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Ultimo, 24 Sep 1979–24 Nov 1979
From Belgium with lace: Belgian art in Australia, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, 19 Feb 2000–12 Jun 2000
Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Sydney International Exhibition, 17 September 1879 - 20 April 1880.
Referenced in 5 publications
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.