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Title

Landscape (New Zealand)


Artist

Nicholas Chevalier

United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

09 May 1828 - 15 Mar 1902


About

Nicholas Chevalier was born in St Petersburg, the son of a Russian mother and Swiss father. He studied in Lausanne in Switzerland, Munich, London and Rome before arriving in Australia in 1854. Chevalier worked for 'Melbourne Punch', contributed to 'Victoria illustrated', made colour lithographs and exhibited his work, establishing himself as a leading figure in art in Melbourne. He travelled extensively throughout the 1860s, including to New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan, China and India before settling in England in 1870. Edouard Levi Montefiore, the donor of this watercolour to the Gallery, was the brother of Eliezier Levi Montefiore, the Gallery's first Director. He lived in Paris.

[Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005]


Details


Other Title

The Ovens River, Victoria


Date

1868


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, white gouache, gum, scraping out


Dimensions

24.4 x 35.1 cm sheet; 39.1 x 48.2 cm sight edge; 44.7 x 53.8 x 2.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown watercolour "N Chevalier/ 1868".


Credit

Gift of Edouard Levi Montefiore 1901


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6303


Artist information

Nicholas Chevalier

Works in the collection

13


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Jean Campbell, Australian watercolour painters: 1780 to the present day, 'The 1850s, 1860s and 1870s', pg. 52-61, Sydney, 1989, 59 (colour illus.).

Simon Gregg, Nicholas Chevalier: Australian odyssey, Sale, 2011, 241. cat.no. 154

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 60 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. not paginated, cat.no. 14