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An image of La liseuse (the reader) by Robert James Gordon

Robert James Gordon

(England 1845 – 1932)

La liseuse (the reader)
circa 1877
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

71.5 x 91.8 cm stretcher; 87.2 x 108.0 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1947
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Mary Eccleston, Purchased by the AGNSW from Mary Eccleston 1947

Bibliography (7)

Henry Blackburn (Editor), Academy notes, 1877, with 143 illustrations, 114 being facsimiles of sketches by the artists, London, 1877, p 19.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 71, illus p 71.

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 277.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 90, no 777.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts … the one hundred and ninth, London, 1877, p 11, no 132.

Athenaeum, 'The Royal Academy (Third notice)’, London, 19 May 1877, pp 645–46, p 646.

Times, ‘The Royal Academy: First notice’, London, 05 May 1877, p 12.

Exhibition history (1)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1877, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1877–1877

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