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An image of Rueil, France by Desiderius Orban

Desiderius Orban

(Australia, Hungary 26 Nov 1884 – 04 Oct 1986)

Rueil, France
Other titles:
The Rueil
reworked (1951)
Media category
Materials used
oil on plywood

50.5 x 60.0 cm board; 66.0 x 75.3 x 4.6 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black oil "Orban". Signed u.r. corner verso, pencil "Desiderius ORB(illeg.)/ ...". Not dated.
Purchased 1952
Accession number
© Estate of Desiderius Orban
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Desiderius Orban retrospective, Sydney, 1975, 14. 18

Emma Collerton, The three O's: Orban, Olsen & Ogburn, 'The beginnings of a visionary', pg. 7-16, Orange, 2013, 14 (colour illus.), 47, 57.

Christine Dixon and Dinah Dysart, Counterclaims: presenting Australian art 1938-1941, Sydney, 1986, 10 (illus.), 53. CAS 48

Anna Waldmann, Desiderius Orban and selected students, 'Orban: a critical essay', pg.8-10, Sydney, 1988, 20. titled 'Rueill, France'

Second annual exhibition: Contemporary Art Society, Sydney, 1940.

Exhibition history (8)

Contemporary Art Society Exhibition 1940:

Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition (1952), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 09 May 1952–24 May 1952

Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 29 Aug 1952–15 Sep 1952

Desiderius Orban Retrospective: Work from 1900 to 1975, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 07 Nov 1975–07 Dec 1975

1940-1965: The heroic years of Australian painting:

Australian Academy of Art and the Contemporary Art Society (1986), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 15 May 1986–16 Jul 1986

Desiderius Orban and selected students (1988), Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, 05 Aug 1988–02 Oct 1988

The three O's: Orban, Olsen & Ogburn:

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