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An image of On Bideford Sands by Frank William Bourdillon

Frank William Bourdillon

(England 22 Mar 1852 – 13 Jan 1921)

Title
On Bideford Sands
Other titles:
Bideford Sands, an incident in Henry Kingsley's "Westward Ho!"
Year
1889
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

147.8 x 184.0 cm stretcher; 175.5 x 210.8 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., brown paint "F BOURDILLON/1889".
Credit
Purchased 1890
Accession number
726
Location
19th & 20th c European art
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 (25)

Frank Bourdillon (Royal Academy, Art Journal, 'On Bideford Sands: from the painting, 1889)', London, 1890, p 72, illus opp p 65.

Henry Blackburn (Editor), Academy notes, 1889 with illustrations of the principal pictures at Burlington House, London, 1889, p 66, no 745, illus with sketch p 66.

Tom Cross, The shining sands: artists in Newlyn and St Ives 1880–1930, Devon, 1994, pp 72–74, illus p 73. Also illustrates a photograph of models posed in costume for the picture.

Caroline Fox, Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn school, London, 1993, pp 66–67, illus p 67.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 17, illus p 17.

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 1, 1905, p 251.

Marcus B. Huish (Editor), The year's art 1890, London, 1890, p 53, illus p 49 (sketch).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 52, no 158.

Tom Roberts, Argus, 'The National Art Gallery of New South Wales', Melbourne, 31 Oct 1891, p 4.

Pall Mall Gazette "Extra", 'The pictures of 1889', London, 06 May 1889, illus p 29.

Exhibition of British art by the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Sydney, 1890, p 13, no 11. Crystal Palace, Sydney.

Exhibition of British art by the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Melbourne, 1890, p 30, no 103. Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Art Journal, 'The Royal Academy', London, Aug 1899, pp 217–20: p 220.

Illustrated Sydney News, Sydney, 07 Jun 1890, p 24.

Sydney Morning Herald, 'The Royal Anglo-Australian Society's Pictures', Sydney, 13 Aug 1890, p 8.

Sydney Morning Herald, 'Review of the year artistic', Sydney, 31 Dec 1890, p 10.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, MDCCCLXXXIX, the one hundred and twenty-first, London, 1889, p 25, no 745.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 12, no 29, illus p 12.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 16, no 28.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 35, no 103.

An exhibition of a selected number of subject pictures belonging to the national collection, typescript exh cat, Sydney, Jul 1943, p 2.

Old favourites, Sydney, 1954.

Art and Australia, Sydney, Jul 1972, p 64. Art Gallery of New South Wales special number.

New South Wales Art Gallery pictures, Sydney, 1931, illus pl 38.

National Art Gallery (report of trustees for the year 1890), Sydney, 1891, p 1.

Exhibition history (2)

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

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