(Australia 16 Jun 1858 – 30 Apr 1930)
54.6 x 65.4 cm stretcher; 52.5 x 63.5 cm sight edge; 72.5 x 83.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd. (Compilator), Christie's Australia: Australian and International Paintings, Sydney, Aug 2003, 120. lot no. 100; a related painting to the AGNSW's 'Mon ami 'Polite' is reproduced in colour on page 121, titled 'Belle-Île, Le Père Polyte (Polyte pêcheur)', oil on canvas, 65.4 x 81.5cm, not dated.
Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 132 (caption), 133 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58
Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'The Edwardians', pg. 10-71, Canberra, 2004, 22 (colour illus.), 219 (colour illus.). cat.no. 115; also titled '(Père Polyte)'
Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 169 (colour illus.).
Geoff Moffett (Editor), Sporting Doctor Magazine, Sydney, Sep 1996, 56. PS Worksheet 485
Ursula Prunster, Belle-Île: Monet, Russell & Matisse in Brittany, 'Painting Belle-Île', pg.19-47, Sydney, 2001, 34-35, 92 (colour illus.). cat.no. 21
Sebastian Smee, Look, 'Belle-Île: island of great painters, unreal colours, brutal weather and modest, kind locals', pg. 20-23, South Yarra, Nov 2001, 22 (colour illus.).
Donald Finley, John Peter Russell 1858-1931: Australian impressionist, London, 1965. cat.no. 19
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jan 1966, 275 (illus.). Article by Daniel Thomas.
John Peter Russell 1858-1931: Australian Impressionist (1965), Wildenstein Gallery, London, Jul 1965–Aug 1965
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967 -
Van Gogh in Auckland, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, 10 Aug 1975–15 Oct 1975
Les étés d'or: A homage to France, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 30 Jun 1989–30 Jul 1989
Belle-Île: Monet, Russell & Matisse in Brittany:
The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire:
Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012