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Title

An Impressionist (Tom Roberts)

(circa 1889)

Artist

Charles Conder

England, Australia

24 Oct 1868 - 09 Feb 1909

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Australia
    Date
    (circa 1889)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on cedar panel
    Dimensions
    28.5 x 23.4 cm board; 50.5 x 35.0 x 4.5 cm frame :

    0 - Whole, 28 x 14.7 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

    Signature & date

    Signed u.r., blue oil "... C/ -hAR/ -LES/ CONDER". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    63.1997
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Charles Conder

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This lively and evocative portrait of Roberts by his friend Charles Conder is a rare work produced during the artist's brief Australian years (1884–90). Roberts is depicted in a relaxed and characteristic pose, on a modernist scale. The playful zig-zagged background – based on a surveyor's chain, referring to the young artist's early employment in Sydney – prefigures Conder's decorative style, characteristic of his later European work, as well as echoing the cover of the 9 by 5 exhibition catalogue which he designed.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Australia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 31 publications

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