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An image of (Orpheus) by Rupert Bunny

Rupert Bunny

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

Other titles:
Place of origin
(circa 1898)
Media category
Materials used
colour monotype, printed on thick white wove paper

24.0 x 33.6 cm image; 24.4 x 34.8 cm platemark; 32.5 x 50.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed in plate with monogram to print c.l., "RCWB". Signed below platemark l.l., pencil "Rupert C W Bunny". Not dated.
Purchased 1969
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

Jane Clark, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rupert Bunny / E. Phillips Fox', pg. 20-31, Sydney, 2002, 142.

Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.

Desmond Macaulay and Bettina Macaulay, Singing in the heart: Music and the art of Rupert Bunny, 'From sea to shore in the early Belle Epoque', pg. 35-45, Queensland, 2007, 38, 38 (colour illus.). monoprint referenced "Salome [& John the Baptist]" pg. 38

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, 'Rupert Bunny: myth and the occult', pg.33-35, Sydney, 2012, 35, 37 (colour illus.), 144.

Denise Mimmocchi, Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris, 'Dreaming before the task of abstraction: Rupert Bunny's monotypes', pg. 133- 155., Sydney, 2009, 134 (colour illus.), 143, 208 (colour illus.). 92

David Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 550-575, Sydney, Oct 1970, 555, 557 (illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Fin de Siècle: posters prints drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1994–13 Mar 1994

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