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Title

Bacchus Marsh, Werribee Creek

1876

Artist

Louis Buvelot

Australia, Switzerland, Brazil

03 Mar 1814 – 30 May 1888

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Victoria Australia
    Date
    1876
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, grey wash
    Dimensions
    37.1 x 55.6 cm sight; 63.5 x 79.3 x 3.9 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "LB .6/ 1876/ ...".

    Credit
    Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    280.1997
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Louis Buvelot

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    In spite of its humble focus on foreground and scrubby trees, 'Bacchus March, Werribee Creek' is a drawing of understated grandeur. A relatively large drawing for Buvelot, it was doubtless intended for exhibition as a finished work. The intensity of Buvelot's involvement in his subject is obvious - it is a drawing of a scene most would overlook. The drawing has a quiet mystery; the experience it gives of a curving dirt path underfoot, a mound of earth with scrub directly ahead and distant hills and grey, atmospheric sky is both absorbing and satisfying. It represents a solitary moment of reflection when seemingly unspectacular everyday experience becomes poetic and memorable.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Victoria

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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