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An image of Returning from the garden by Rupert Bunny

Rupert Bunny

(Australia, France 29 Sep 1864 – 25 May 1947)

Returning from the garden
Other titles:
Retour du Jardin
Place of origin
(circa 1906)
Media category
Materials used
oil on paperboard

91.7 x 62.7 cm board; 115.0 x 85.5 x 10.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, dark pink oil "Rupert CW Bunny". Not dated.
Purchased 1911
Accession number
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (12)

Mary Eagle, Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris, Parkes, 1991, 17.

Deborah Edwards, Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris, 'From fin de siécle to belle époque', pg. 31- 101., Sydney, 2009, 73, 80 (colour illus.), 204 (colour illus.). 18

Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 13, 162 (caption), 163 (colour illus.). 73

Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, Canberra, 2004, 147 (colour illus.). 11

Barry Pearce, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Introduction: Convergent Spirits', pg. 10-19, Sydney, 2002, 15, 21 (colour illus.), 26, 142, 147.

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Exodus 1881-1919', pg. 126-166, South Melbourne, 1991, 147 (illus.). illus. no. 85

David Thomas, Rupert Bunny Retrospective, 'Introduction', Newcastle, 1968, not paginated. 3

David Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 550-575, Sydney, Oct 1970, 549 (cover illus.), 550, 553.

David Thomas, Rupert Bunny, 'The New Salons', pg. 40-62, East Melbourne, 1970, 26, 27 (colour illus.), 54-55, 64, 115. plate no. 8

Sue-Anne Wallace, Ron Ramsey and Mary Eagle, Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris, Parkes, 1991.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 01 Sep 1911, (illus.). page unknown; illustrated with three other works which were bought at the same time by AGNSW, but returned in part payment for 'A summer morning'

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Australian artists at the Royal Academy', Sydney, 12 Aug 1907, page unknown. Work titled 'Retour du Jardin' and described in detail.

Exhibition history (9)

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

Rupert Bunny Retrospective (1968), Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, 31 Jul 1968–03 Sep 1968

Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris (1991-92):

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire:

Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012

Paris Salon, 1895, Paris Salon, Paris

Royal Academy of Arts, 1907, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Société Internationale, 1906