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Title

A summer evening in the Pentland Hills


Artist

Louis Buvelot

Australia, Switzerland, Brazil

03 Mar 1814 - 30 May 1888


About

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


Details


Other Title

Landscape with house and figures


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

85.1998


Artist information

Louis Buvelot

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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

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