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An image of Mon ami 'Polite by John Peter Russell

John Peter Russell

(Australia 16 Jun 1858 – 30 Apr 1930)

Mon ami 'Polite
Other titles:
Père Polyte
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

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

Signature & date
Signed l.l., oil "John Russell/ ... 1900".
Purchased 1966
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (9)

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.). 58

Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'The Edwardians', pg. 10-71, Canberra, 2004, 22 (colour illus.), 219 (colour illus.). 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.). 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. 19

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jan 1966, 275 (illus.). Article by Daniel Thomas.

Exhibition history (7)

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