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Pompeian bath

circa 1890?


Niccolò Cecconi


Feb 1835 - 1902


Other Titles

A Pompein Bath

Pompeian Bathers


circa 1890?

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


104.0 x 154.5 x 0.5 cm sight; 105.0 x 156.0 x 2.5 cm canvas; 105.5 x 156.5 x 4.0 cm rebate; 148.0 x 198.5 x 11.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r., brown paint "Niccolo Cecconi". Not dated.


Purchased 1891

Accession number


Artist information

Niccolò Cecconi

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW 1891

Referenced in 13 publications


Victor A Ginsburgh and David Throsby (Editors), Handbook of the economics of art and culture, volume 2, Oxford, 2014, pp 90, 98.

Alison Inglis and Jennifer Long, Queens & sirens: archaeology in 19th century art and design, Geelong, 1998, p 10, no 4.

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

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 520–21 (13 Jan 1891).

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 252 (18 May 1900).

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 [8]-[9], [18], illus p [18].

Loan collection of works of art contributed by Trustees National Art Gallery of NSW and members of the Art Society of NSW […]: Catalogue. The present movement for the distribution of Art Works embraces the simultaneous exhibitions of lie Loan Collections at Bathurst, Goulburn and Newcastle, Which may be interchanged between these centres periodically, Sydney, 1895, np, no 32.

National Art Gallery (report of trustees for the year 1891), Sydney, 1892, p 2.

Sydney Morning Herald, no 16778, Sydney, 31 Dec 1891, p 4.

Illustrated Sydney News, vol 28, no 1, 'Notes on art', 03 Jan 1891, p 20.

AGNSW archive 99/1890, 31 Oct 1890.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 226, no 2. Repr. 1908, p 225, no 2; repr. 1910, p 231, no2. repr. 1912, p 239, no 2.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1999, Sydney, 1999, p 56.