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An image of Festa: a Venetian café by Samuel Melton Fisher

Samuel Melton Fisher

(England 02 Jan 1856 – 05 Sep 1939)

Festa: a Venetian café
Other titles:
Festa, the interior of a Venetian cafe
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

109.3 x 153.2 cm stretcher; 148.0 x 192.5 x 12.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., brown paint "S Melton Fisher '89".
Purchased 1890
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Melbourne/Victoria/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists 1890

Bibliography (6)

A Baldry, The Studio, 'The Paintings of S Melton Fisher', London, 1907, 181.

AB Daryll, Magazine of Art, 'S Melton-Fisher', Unknown, 1902, 145 (illus.).

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 61 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 80. 656

Author Unknown, Academy Notes, 1889, 49. No. 514, sketch p. 49

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Art Journal, London, 1889, 235 [illus.]. as 'Festa, the interior of a Venetian cafe'

Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1889, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1889–1889

Exhibition of British Art, 1890, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Melbourne, 1890–1890

La Serenissima: the fascination of Venice, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 08 Aug 2003–21 Sep 2003

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