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An image of Kosciusko by WC Piguenit

WC Piguenit

(Australia 27 Aug 1836 – 17 Jul 1914)

Other titles:
Mount Kosciusko
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

179.2 x 261.6 cm stretcher; 229.0 x 311.0 x 14.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r., "W.C.Piguenit". Not dated.
Commissioned by the Trustees 1902
Accession number
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (21)

Tim Bonyhady, Images in opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801–1890, 'The wilderness intact', pg. 81-86, Melbourne, 1985, 84-85, 86 (illus.), 177.

Jan Brazier, Sydney University Museums News, 'Charles Kerry's Kosciusko', pg. 2-4, Sydney, Jun 2010. General reference – Kosciusko in 1890s

Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997. not paginated

Simon Gregg, New romantics: darkness and light in Australian art, 'The Australian sublime', pg. 27-45, North Melbourne, 2011, 26 (colour illus., detail), 35, 36, 37 (colour illus.).

Julia Horne, The pursuit of wonder, Carlton, 2005, 198-199 (colour illus., detail), 223, 224 (colour illus.), 337.

Christa E. Johannes and Tony Brown, W.C. Piguenit 1836-1914: retrospective, Hobart, 1992, 33, 36 (illus.), 49, 106. 55, entry as "Mount Kosciusko"

Desmond Macaulay and Bettina Macaulay, What's lost/what's won - Conviction and contradiction in the art of Frederick McCubbin, Toowoomba, 1999, 15-16.

John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, 'The mania and force of the stream', pg. 149-224, Sydney, 2008, 220-221 (colour illus.). titled 'Kosciuszko'

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), Sydney, 1934, opp. 91 (illus.).

Barry Pearce, Look, 'A question of balance: How it is bringing changes to the old courts and beyond', pg. 28-29, Newtown, Sep 2009, 29. titled 'Mount Kosciusko'

Ron Radford, Our country: Australian Federation landscape 1900-1914, 'Big pictures', pg. 36-46, Adelaide, 2001, 40, 41 (colour illus.), 156.

Andrew Sayers, New Worlds From Old, 'The Shaping of Australian Landscape Painting', pg. 53-70, Parkes, 1997, 65 (illus.). 37

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 2, 5. 1

Bernard William Smith, Place, taste and tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788, 'Impressionism in Australia', pg. 112-145, South Melbourne, 1979, 115 (illus.). plate no. 36

D.H. Souter, The Tasmanian Mail, 'William Charles Piguenit: An Australian Painter', Hobart, 13 Jan 1906, page unknown.

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, 449 (18 April 1902), (18 July 1902), 481 (15 August 1902), 542-543 (13 March 1903).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Herald, 'Veteran artist: Mr W.C. Piguenit: Tasmanian Scenery', Melbourne, 04 Apr 1912, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser, '"Mount Kosciusko": Piguenit's New Picture in the National Art Gallery', Sydney, 08 Apr 1903, reproduced in black and white.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'National Art Gallery', Sydney, 17 Mar 1903, page unknown. Review of the recent purchase of 'Kosciusko' and its hanging in the courts of the National Art Gallery.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'The Art Gallery: some recent acquisitions', Sydney, 17 Mar 1903, page unknown. Review of the recent purchase of 'Kosciusko' and its hanging in the courts of the National Art Gallery.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 20 Sep 1914, page unknown.

Exhibition history (3)

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

W.C. Piguenit 1836-1914:

Our country: Federation landscapes 1900-1914, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 14 Sep 2001–18 Nov 2001