Esther allant implorer auprès d'Assuérus la grâce de son peuple
oil on canvas
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.
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1869, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1869–1869
Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985
Elizabeth Gertsakis: Beyond Missolonghi:
A fine possession: jewellery and identity, Powerhouse Museum, Australia, 24 Sep 2014–20 Jun 2016
Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery 1884
Referenced in 3 publications
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