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An image of Mignon by Elizabeth Stanthope Forbes

Elizabeth Stanthope Forbes

(England 29 Dec 1859 – 16 Mar 1912)

Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas on hardboard

102.3 x 72.2 cm board; 114.3 x 84.4 x 6.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l., black oil [artist's monogram] "EAF". Not dated.
Purchased 1892
Accession number
19th c European art
Provenance (1)

Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists1892

Bibliography (19)

Mrs Lionel Birch, Stanhope A Forbes, ARA, and Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, ARWS, London, 1906, p 69. Discusses 1892 'Mignon'.

Judith Cook and Melissa Hardie, Singing from the walls: the life and art of Elizabeth Forbes, Bristol, 2000, pp 93–94, 170, 185, no 4.178.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 63, illus p 63.

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, London, 1905-1906, vol 3, 1905, p 135.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 81, no 676.

Anna Gruetzner Robins, A fragile modernism: Whistler and his impressionist followers, New Haven, 2007, p 119, col illus p 121.

M H Spielmann, Magazine of art, ‘Current art: the Royal Academy – II', London, 1890, pp 253–60: p 258.

Pall Mall Gazette "Extra", 'The Pictures of 1890', London, 05 May 1890, illus p 64.

Athenaeum, 'The Royal Academy (second notice)', London, 17 May 1890, pp 644–47: p 645.

Exhibition of the British art gallery by the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, with which is associated the German art gallery, and a selection of pictures by Australian artists: illustrated catalogue, Melbourne, 1892, p 57, no 176, illus with sketch p 58.

Sydney Morning Herald, 'Review of the year 1892: art', Sydney, 31 Dec 1892, pp 5–6: p 6.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales (report of trustees for the year 1892), Sydney, (1893), p 2.

Royal Academy Pictures, London, 1890, illus p 90. Supplement to the Magazine of Art, 1890, part 3.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 55, no 150.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 47, no 136.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 69, no 203.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1993 [for the year ended 30 June 1993], Sydney, 1993, p 26. Conservation treatment.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts … the one hundred and twenty-second, London, 1890, p 10, no 182.

Australian News, Unknown, 01 Apr 1892, p 10, illus p 10.

Exhibition history (4)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1890, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1890–1890

Unknown, Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Sydney 1892, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1892–1892

Artist's Glue, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, 04 Mar 1985–30 Jun 1985

Victorian Childhood, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Feb 1999–19 Mar 1999