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Title

Esther

circa 1869


Artist

Jean-François Portaels

Belgium

1 or 3 May 2013 - 08 Feb 1895


Details


Alternative title

Esther allant implorer auprès d'Assuérus la grâce de son peuple


Date

circa 1869


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

139.5 x 110.0 cm stretcher; 137.3 x 108.2 cm sight; 175.2 x 145.8 x 11.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., black oil "J. Portaels". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1884


Accession number

5721


Artist information

Jean-François Portaels

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery 1884


Referenced in 21 publications

Bibliography


Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 15348, 'Pictures in Sydney – Figure painting at the Art Gallery', Sydney, 04 Jun 1887, p 6.

Anon., The Times, no 26441, ‘Exhibition of the Royal Academy: Fourth article’, London, 19 May 1869, p 5.

Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 14381, 'Fine arts ', Sydney, 30 Apr 1884, p 8.

Henry King and Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Photographs of pictures in the Art Gallery of New South Wales [picture album], [1884], illus pl 64a.

Colin McKay Smith, Daily Telegraph, ‘The National Art Gallery of New South Wales’, Sydney, 13 Apr 1897.

R St John Tyrwhitt, The contemporary review, vol 11, ‘Pictures of the year’, London, May 1869, pp 355–74: p 362.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 7, no 12.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 2.6.1898-13.3.1903, Sydney, 1898-1903, p 234 (3 Apr 1900), p 272 (20 July 1900), p 289 (21 Sep 1900), p 323 (18 Jan 1901).

Unknown, Art sales. A history of sales of pictures and other works of art. In two volumes. Vol II, London, 1888, p 207. 'Esther before Ahasuerus' bt in.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2014–15, Sydney, 2015, p 31.

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, pp 192–93 (5 May 1884), p 195 (12 May 1884).

The Art Journal, 'Art notes', London, Apr 1884, pp 126–27: p 127.

The Art Journal, 'Selected pictures', London, Mar 1871, pp 72–73: p 72.

The Art Journal, ‘The Royal Academy – The one hundred and first exhibition’, London, Jun 1869, pp 161–72: p 168.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, MDCCCLXIX, the one hundred and first, London, 1869, p 15, no 174.

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 33, no 96, illus (sketch by EL Montefiore) p 33.

Unknown, Beyond Missolonghi, Melbourne, 1994, illus p 5.

Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, pp [5], [42–43], illus p [43].

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, p 11, illus p 11.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 30, no 79.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 14, no 12.