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An image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels
Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels
Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels Alternate image of Esther by Jean-François Portaels

Jean-François Portaels

(Belgium 1 or 3 May 2013 – 08 Feb 1895)

Title
Esther
Alternative title:
Esther allant implorer auprès d'Assuérus la grâce de son peuple
Year
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
Accession number
5721
Location
Not on display
Provenance (1)

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

Bibliography (3)

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, Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Sydney, 1984, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (4)

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 Sep 2015