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An image of A summer evening in the Pentland Hills by Louis Buvelot
Alternate image of A summer evening in the Pentland Hills by Louis Buvelot Alternate image of A summer evening in the Pentland Hills by Louis Buvelot

Louis Buvelot

(Australia, Switzerland, Brazil 03 Mar 1814 – 30 May 1888)

Title
A summer evening in the Pentland Hills
Other titles:
Landscape with house and figures
Year
1876
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
pencil, watercolour, white gouache scraping out on ivory wove paper
Dimensions

40.3 x 59.1 cm sheet; 57.2 x 73.2 cm sight edge; 64.2 x 80.2 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pen and brown ink "L Buvelot 1876".
Credit
Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1998
Accession number
85.1998
Location
Not on display
Further information

Buvelot was a particularly skilled draughtsman and watercolourist whose subtlety of touch rendered the Australian bush with sensitivity and a new understanding of light and colour. He had a great influence on the generation of Australian landscape painters that followed him, acknowledged by Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin as the 'Father' of Australian landscape painting.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

Bibliography (4)

Deutscher Fine Art (Melbourne), 19th & 20th century Australian & international paintings, sculpture & works on paper, Monday 10 August 1998 at 6:30 pm at Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Melbourne, 1998, 29 (colour illus.). lot no. 15

Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 10, 63 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian images from the past: whether rarely seen or familiar, these works move and delight us', pg. 24-27, Newtown, Apr 2005, 24-25 (colour illus.).

Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 39 (colour illus.), 300.

Exhibition history (2)

19th & 20th century Australian & international paintings, sculpture & works on paper, Deutscher Fine Art (Melbourne), Malvern, 10 Aug 1998–10 Aug 1998

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005