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Title

Esther

circa 1869


Artist

Jean-François Portaels

Belgium

May 1818 - 08 Feb 1895


Details


Alternative title

Esther allant implorer auprès d'Assuérus la grâce de son peuple


Date

circa 1869


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

139.5 x 110.0 cm stretcher; 137.3 x 108.2 cm sight; 175.2 x 145.8 x 11.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., black oil "J. Portaels". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1884


Location

Not on display


Accession number

5721


Artist information

Jean-François Portaels

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery 1884


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 11 (illus.).

Elizabeth Gertsakis, Beyond Missolonghi, Melbourne, 1994, 5 (illus.).

Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, (illus.). no catalogue numbers