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An image of A bribe by Arthur Alfred Burrington

Arthur Alfred Burrington

(England 1856 – 10 Oct 1924)

A bribe
Other titles:
The bribe
circa 1893
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

81.0 x 134.5 cm stretcher; 97.3 x 152.2 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l., brown paint "Arthur Burrington". Not dated.
Purchased 1896
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW 1896

Bibliography (13)

John E Branch, Picture study in schools – records of the Education Society, no 7, Sydney, 1913, pp 31–33, illus p 29.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 28, illus p 28.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 60, no 310. As 'The bribe'.

Saturday Review, 'Picture Galleries', London, 04 Nov 1893, p 517.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales (report of trustees for the year 1896), Sydney, 1897, p 1.

International exhibition of industry, science and art, Queen’s Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, 1894–5: official catalogue of the exhibits, Hobart, [1894], p 56, no 37.

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 27 Nov 1894, p 6.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 12, no 31.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 16, no 30.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 19, no 24.

Bulletin, 'Society', Sydney, 23 Feb 1894, p 14.

Victorian social conscience, Sydney, 1976, p 30, no 6.

Institute of painters in oil colours: a catalogue of the 11th exhibition, containing illustrations by the artists, London, 1893-1894, p 15, no 142, illus p 45.

Exhibition history (3)

Institute of painters in oil colours: 11th exhibition, Institute of painters in oil colours, London, 1893–1893

Tasmanian International Exhibition, Hobart 1894, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 15 Nov 1894–15 May 1895

Victorian Social Conscience, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Aug 1976–19 Sep 1976

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