Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Western art

View More:


Title

La liseuse (the reader)

circa 1877


Artist

Robert James Gordon

England

1845 - 1932


Details


Date

circa 1877


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

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


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1947


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7879


Artist information

Robert James Gordon

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Provenance


Mary Eccleston, Purchased by the AGNSW from Mary Eccleston 1947


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


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.

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

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