On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria
Australia, Switzerland, Brazil
03 Mar 1814 - 30 May 1888
This work was purchased from the auction of Charles S. Bennett's collection of pictures by Arthur Streeton, who acted for the Gallery. Streeton wrote about the purchase: 'concentrating upon a watercolour which looked to me the best example of his work (their were several) I bid 1 pound over another buyer and secured it for your Gallery for 28 guineas. Its characteristic of his work and looked simple and freer in execution than others: There was not what one would call a first rate example and I don' think one of his finest would be obtainable for 50 guineas. However, I sincerely trust that the example for the smaller figure will not cause dissatisfaction among Gallery visitors, who may expect in Buvelot the simple directness seen in Herbert and Heysen watercolours.'
On banks of Yarra
pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
25.3 x 35.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, "L. Buvelot". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 6 exhibitions
One hundred years of Australian art, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1945–1946
100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948
110 Years of Australian Art, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, Sep 1950 -
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection (1991), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1991–07 Jul 1991
Two hundred years of Australian painting : Nature, people and art in the southern continent:
Referenced in 5 publications
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 668 [Gallery No. 5]; not paginated
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 12. watercolours cat.no. 2; titled 'On the banks of Yarra'
Barry Pearce and Unknown, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 53 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15
Hendrik Kolenberg, Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 12; not paginated
Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, One hundred years of Australian art, Sydney, circa 1945. cat.no. 5