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An image of The descent from the cross by Rupert Bunny

Rupert Bunny

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

The descent from the cross
Other titles:
Descente de croix
Place of origin
(circa 1898)
Media category
Materials used
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.
Purchased 1969
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (11)

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, Newtown, 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.). 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.). 13

Anne Gérard, Look, 'Oz arts: our painters in the Parsi Salons', pg. 37-39, Newtown, 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, Newtown, 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

Exhibition history (2)

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