- Place where the work was made
- circa 1890-circa 1892
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on canvas
- 16.5 x 24.0 cm stretcher; 36.5 x 43.3 x 7cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J.R./ .../9(illeg.)".
- Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
In Autumn 1890, John Peter Russell left Belle Île to see the Midi and Riviera, where Van Gogh and Monet had worked. He crossed France in a cart drawn by two horses and took a house for the winter in the ancient seaport of Antibes.
Enraptured by the landscape of the French Mediterranean peninsula, Russell produced some of the most dazzling canvases of his career. He painted numerous canvases during his time in Antibes, working out of doors in front of his subject in the southern light. A fine example from this period, 'Antibes' demonstrates Russell conviction to pursue pure colour and move away from the restraints of naturalistic form.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Christopher Riopelle (Editor), Australia's impressionists, 'Catalogue', pg. 64-109, London, 2016, 102 (colour illus.), 117, 125. cat.no. 36
Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne (Compilator), Fine Australian paintings, ‘Fine Australian and European paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture’, Melbourne, Nov 1996, (colour illus.). lot no. 19; estimated price $30,000-40,000; not paginated
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