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Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris

Discover the art and life of Rupert Bunny in this audio tour accompanying the exhibition Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris. Hear about Bunny’s colourful life in Parisian social circles, explore some of the landmark paintings – including early works, ambitious Salon paintings and sumptuous depictions of the belle époque – and hear what critics of the day had to say about the artist.

All photographs © AGNSW unless otherwise stated
All works © the artist or the artist's estate unless otherwise stated
© Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2014

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    Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris

    Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris

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    Early works

    Early works

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  • 3

    Pastoral

    Pastoral

    c1893, oil on canvas, 142 x 251 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1969 (detail)

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    Biblical works

    Biblical works

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    Ancilla Domini

    Ancilla Domini

    Ancilla Domini c1896, oil on canvas, 100.3 x 110.4 cm. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. MJM Carter AO Collection and The Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996 (detail)

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    The pre-Raphaelite influence

    The pre-Raphaelite influence

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    Dolce farniente

    Dolce farniente

    Il Dolce Far Niente 1860, oil on canvas, 98 x 130 cm. Private collection, Melbourne. Courtesy of John Playfoot Fine Art (detail)

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    Salon triumphs

    Salon triumphs

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    Rupert Bunny

    Summer time

    Summer time (circa 1907)

    oil on canvas, 250.0 x 300.5 cm stretcher; 301.2 x 352.0 x 11.0 cm frame
    Purchased 1928

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    Après le bain

    Après le bain

    Après le bain c1904, oil on canvas, 192 x 170 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris (detail)

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    Belle époque and Parisian leisure

    Belle époque and Parisian leisure

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    The avant-garde influence

    The avant-garde influence

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    Ballets Russes and the new mythologies

    Ballets Russes and the new mythologies

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  • 14

    The rape of Persephone

    The rape of Persephone

    The rape of Persephone c1913, oil on canvas, 54.4 x 81.1 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1976 (detail)

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    Courtisanes à la campagne

    Courtisanes à la campagne

    Courtisanes à la campagne c1920, oil on canvas, 180.5 x 180 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest 1946 (detail)

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    Bunny, the man and his self portraits

    Bunny, the man and his self portraits

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    Landscapes

    Landscapes

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    Housewives

    Housewives

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    Late works

    Late works

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