The descent from the cross
29 Sep 1864 - 25 May 1947
Descente de croix
oil on canvas
131.0 x 200.5 cm stretcher; 130.8 x 200.2 x 2.5 cm frame; 129.3 x 198.6 cm sight edge
Signature & date
Signed l.l., black oil "Rupert C.W. Bunny.". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Referenced in 11 publications
Jane Clark, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rupert Bunny / E. Phillips Fox', pg. 20-31, Sydney, 2002, 20 (colour illus.), 21, 22, 142, 147.
Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Rupert Bunny: An exotic in the history of Australian art', pg. 28-32, Sydney, Nov 2009, 31.
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 23 (illus.). cat.no. 14
Deborah Edwards, Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris, 'From fin de siécle to belle époque', pg. 31- 101., Sydney, 2009, 49, 52, 54 (colour illus.),199, 203 (colour illus.). cat.no. 13
Anne Gérard, Look, 'Oz arts: our painters in the Parsi Salons', pg. 37-39, Sydney, Dec 2006-Jan 2007, 39.
Desmond Macaulay and Bettina Macaulay, Singing in the heart: Music and the art of Rupert Bunny, 'The later belle epoque', pg. 46-68, Queensland, 2007, 58, 58 (colour illus.).
John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, ‘The only school of art’, pg. 485-544, Sydney, 2008, 524, 525 (colour illus.).
Andrea Nottage and Simon Ives, Look, 'A question of colour: the hidden elements of Bunny's palette revealed', pg. 36-37, Sydney, Oct 2009, 36, 37 (colour illus.).
David Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 550-575, Sydney, Oct 1970, 552, 556 (illus.).
David Thomas, Rupert Bunny, East Melbourne, 1970, 17 (colour illus.), 32, 38. plate no. 3
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1969', pg. 538, Sydney, Jul 1970, 540 (illus.), 541. plate no. 10