(United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand 09 May 1828–15 Mar 1902)
102.5 x 169.0cm stretcher; 135.7 x 202.2 x 9.0cm frame
Born in Russia, Nicholas Chevalier arrived in Melbourne in 1855 during the gold rush, becoming an illustrator for Melbourne Punch and exploring different parts of the region with his friend Eugene von Guérard. Ten years later Chevalier moved to New Zealand. In 1869 he joined the HMS Galatea as an artist with the Duke of Edinburgh on the voyage to the East and back to London with stops including Tahiti. He remained in London for the rest of his life.
'Race to the market, Tahiti' was produced from that tour, painted from sketches made at Opunohu Bay. The central focus of the composition is Chevalier’s dog, Tuppenny, which figures in many of the artist’s Pacific paintings.
Steven Miller (Australia) (Author), Dogs in Australian art, Kent Town, 2012, 140 (colour illus.).
Bonhams Australia (Australia) (Author), Australian & International fine art: Monday 22 August 2011 Sydney, Sydney, 2011, 68 (colour illus.). RELATED WORK: lot no 32, 'Arcadia, South Sea Islands' 1882. This work is illustrated on page 68.
Bonhams: Australian & International Fine Art, Monday 22 August 2011, Sydney, Sydney, 2011, 68.
Bonhams, London (England, estab. 1793) (Author), Exploration and travel: Wednesday 15 September 2010, London, Sep 2010, 2 (colour illus.), 12 (colour illus.), 13 (colour illus.). RELATED WORK: lot no. 12, 'Arcadia, South Seas Islands' 1882. This work is illustrated on page 2 and page 13.
'WOOF! WOOF! Australian art history gone to the dogs' by Jill Sykes, pg. 34-35., Look Mar 2010, Mar 2010, 35.
Look Nov 2009, Nov 2009, 48 (colour illus.). Members events section highlighting Steven Miller's forthcoming lecture on dogs in art.
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, Domain, 1991, 63 (colour illus.), 111. cat.no. 63
Bernard Smith (Australia, b.1916, d.2011) (Author), A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 43. titled 'Race to market, Tahiti'
Illustrated Sydney news 26 Jul 1888, 26 Jul 1888, 16-17 (illus.). titled 'The Race to Market'
'Sydney Art Gallery' by Diedrith Newkomer., Illustrated Sydney news 20 May 1887, 20 May 1887, page unknown.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1884, Sydney, 1884, 5 (illus.). cat.no. 9, Oil Paintings, titled 'Race to Market-Tahiti', b&w line illustration
Arthur Greenwood (Author), Harold W H Stephen (Author), Catalogue descriptive and critical of the Art Gallery with Sydney art notes, Sydney, 1883, 23. titled 'Race to Market'
Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser 09 Jul 1881, 09 Jul 1881.
The Illustrated London News 09 Oct 1880, 09 Oct 1880. Full page reproduction
Royal Academy of Arts, 1880, Royal Academy of Arts, 1880–1880.
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953.
Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 18 Jan 1991–10 Mar 1991.
Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, 28 Mar 1991–28 Apr 1991.
Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, Brisbane City Gallery, 04 May 1991–09 Jun 1991.
Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 21 Jun 1991–04 Aug 1991.
Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 18 Aug 1991–29 Sep 1991.