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Title

The Merovingians

1870s-1880s


Artist

Évariste Vital Luminais

France

13 Oct 1821 - 15 May 1896


Details


Other Titles

Les Merovingiens

Les Mérovingiens


Date

1870s-1880s


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour over traces of pencil


Dimensions

29.6 x 38.7 cm image/sheet; 59.0 x 68.0 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., "EV Luminais". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1884


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1028


Artist information

Évariste Vital Luminais

Artist profile

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in Paris 1884


Referenced in 13 publications

Bibliography


Peter Raissis, Victorian watercolours from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017, pp 134–35, col illus p 135.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 31.8.1880-4.8.1891, Sydney, 1880-1891, p 193 (5 May 1884).

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 84, no 57.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1921, p 71, no 57.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 68, no 14. Revised editions 1918, 1919.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 71, no 17. Revised editions 1908, 1910, 1912.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, published by the Trustees, Sydney, 1899, p 56, no 350.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales (with illustrations) drawn by E L Montefiore, director, and others, published by sanction of the Trustees, Sydney, 1893, p 82, no 232.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, (with illustrations), drawn by E L Montefiore, Esq (President of Trustees) and others, published by sanction of the Trustees, Sydney, 1891, p 90, no 360.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, with illustrations, drawn by E L Montefiore, Esq, published by sanction of the Trustees, Sydney, 1886, p 56, no 68.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, with illustrations, drawn by E L Montefiore, Esq, published by sanction of the Trustees, Sydney, 1884, p 53, no 72.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1928, p 116, no 157. Revised edition 1926.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1925, p 85, no 54.