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Title

Le pêcheur Polite, Belle-Île

circa 1900


Artist

John Russell

Australia

16 Jun 1858 - 22 Apr 1930


About

This drawing is a study for the painting by Russell in the Gallery’s collection, 'Mon ami Polite' 1900, which was purchased in 1966. Claude Monet, whom Russell befriended on Bell-Île-en-mer, also painted this fisherman (named Polite, or Poly) in 1886; this work is now in the Musée Marmottan, Paris.


Details


Place where the work was made

Belle-Ile Brittany France


Date

circa 1900


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, pen and black ink on thin cream wove paper


Dimensions

14.9 x 19.7 cm (sheet)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

283.2012


Artist information

John Russell

Artist profile

Works in the collection

22


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Impression of colour: colour in Australian art, 'Impression of colour', pg. 2-13, North Caulfield, 2012, 9 (illus.).