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Title

Esther

circa 1869


Artist

Jean-François Portaels

Belgium

1 or 3 May 2013 - 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 21 publications

Bibliography


Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 15348, 'Pictures in Sydney – Figure painting at the Art Gallery', Sydney, 04 Jun 1887, p 6.

Anon., The Times, no 26441, ‘Exhibition of the Royal Academy: Fourth article’, London, 19 May 1869, p 5.

Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 14381, 'Fine arts ', Sydney, 30 Apr 1884, p 8.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2014–15, Sydney, 2015, p 31.

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

Elizabeth Gertsakis, Beyond Missolonghi, Melbourne, 1994, illus p 5.

Henry King and Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Photographs of pictures in the Art Gallery of New South Wales [picture album], [1884], illus pl 64a.

Colin McKay Smith, Daily Telegraph, ‘The National Art Gallery of New South Wales’, Sydney, 13 Apr 1897.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 2.6.1898-13.3.1903, Sydney, 1898-1903, p 234 (3 Apr 1900), p 272 (20 July 1900), p 289 (21 Sep 1900), p 323 (18 Jan 1901).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 31.8.1880-4.8.1891, Sydney, 1880-1891, pp 192–93 (5 May 1884), p 195 (12 May 1884).

R St John Tyrwhitt, The contemporary review, vol 11, ‘Pictures of the year’, London, May 1869, pp 355–74: p 362.

Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, pp [5], [42–43], illus p [43].

The Art Journal, 'Art notes', London, Apr 1884, pp 126–27: p 127.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 14, no 12.

The Art Journal, 'Selected pictures', London, Mar 1871, pp 72–73: p 72.

The Art Journal, ‘The Royal Academy – The one hundred and first exhibition’, London, Jun 1869, pp 161–72: p 168.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, MDCCCLXIX, the one hundred and first, London, 1869, p 15, no 174.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 30, no 79.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1884, p 33, no 96, illus (sketch by EL Montefiore) p 33.

Unknown, Art sales. A history of sales of pictures and other works of art. In two volumes. Vol II, London, 1888, p 207. 'Esther before Ahasuerus' bt in.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 7, no 12.