The hot sands, Mustapha, Algiers
24 Oct 1868 - 09 Feb 1909
The hot sands, Mustapha
Flowers in a vase against a background of the coastline of Mustapha, Algiers
oil on canvas
46.0 x 55.3 cm stretcher; 67.6 x 77.6 x 8.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., orange oil "Charles Conder/ .../ DEC. 1891-".
Signed and dated l.l. corner, blue (ink?) "Charles Conder/ .../ 91".
Purchased with assistance from Katies 1982
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Loan exhibition of works by Charles Conder (1868-1909) (1927), National Gallery, London, London, 01 Jul 1917–25 Sep 1927
Charles Conder 1868-1890 (1967), Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 01 Sep 1967–01 Oct 1967
Orientalism - Delacroix to Klee:
Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from Australian collections (2000), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 15 Jan 2000–27 Feb 2000
Charles Conder retrospective (2003-2004):
Australian Symbolism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 May 2012–22 Jul 2012
Referenced in 22 publications
Ann Galbally, Craft arts international, 'Charles Conder 1868-1909', pg. 81-83, Sydney, 2003, 82 (colour illus.).
Ann Galbally, Charles Conder 1868-1909, 'Charles Conder: a fin-de-siècle enigma', pg. 43-54, Sydney, 2003, 45, 56 (colour illus., detail), 57, 114 (colour illus.), 115, 194. cat.no. 42
Sasha Grishin., The Canberra times, 'Spirit of brilliance', Ainslie, 22 Jun 2003, (illus.). Exhibition review.
Janet Hawley, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'A dandy in Bohemia', pg. 25-26, Sydney, 31 May 2003, 26 (colour illus.). Article appeared in Good Weekend.
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Dreams of the bohemian idyll: Charles Conder and his impact’, pg. 90-110, Sydney, 2012, 100, 103 (colour illus.).
Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, Sydney, 2000. Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue
Barry Pearce, Art and Australia, 'Recent Australian acquisitions with notes on Charles Conder's Algerian convalescence', pg. 57-62, Sydney, Spring 1984, 57-62, 61 (colour illus.).
Ursula Prunster, Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee, 'From Empire's End: Australians as Orientalists, 1880-1920', pg. 41-53, Sydney, 1997-1998, 46 (colour illus.), 155 (colour illus.). fig.no. 22, cat.no. 93
Jill Sykes, Look, 'How good was Conder? Academic detective finds gold on canvas and silk', pg. 38, Sydney, Jun 2003, 38 (colour illus.). titled 'The hot sands, Mustapha, Algiers'
Martin Terry, Art Monthly Australia, 'Moulin Rouge: Charles Conder at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 31-34, Canberra, Nov 2003, 34 (illus.).
Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 38, 55 (colour illus.), 300.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 33 (illus.).
John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, 'Individual and national feeling', pg. 545-610, Sydney, 2008, 549, 553 (colour illus.), 554.
Ann Galbally, Charles Conder: the last bohemian, 'Algeria 1891-1892', pg. 89-95, Melbourne, 2002, 92, following 174 (colour illus.).
Unknown, Charles Conder 1868-1909, Sheffield, 1967, 6. cat.no. 16; titled 'Flowers in a Vase against a Background of the Coastline of Mustapha, Algiers', oil , 18¼ x 21¾, Let by Sir Martyn Beckett, Bt.
Unknown, The life and death of Conder, London, 1938, 75, 78, 272.
Manchester Guardian, Manchester, 03 Feb 1883. Review by J.B. of the 1927 Tate exhibition in which the work 'The hot sands, Mustapha, Algiers 1891' was shown.
National Gallery, London, Loan exhibition of works by Charles Conder (1868-1909), Millbank, 1927, 17. cat.no. 102; titled 'The hot sands, Mustapha, Algiers', Dec., 1891, oil, 17½ by 21 in., Lent by Mr. P. Horley Horder
Unknown and Campbell Dodgson, Charles Conder: his life and work, London, 1914, 34-35, 94.
Dr Ursula Hoff, Charles Conder, Melbourne, 1972, 57.
Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'K' is for Conder: Charles Conder retrospective, Sydney, 2003, (illus.). not paginated
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 66. cat.no. 405