Returning from the garden
29 Sep 1864 - 25 May 1947
Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris - curator introduction
Retour du Jardin
oil on paperboard
91.7 x 62.7 cm board; 115.0 x 85.5 x 10.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, dark pink oil "Rupert CW Bunny". Not dated.
Where the work was made
Shown in 10 exhibitions
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Rupert Bunny Retrospective (1968), Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, 31 Jul 1968–03 Sep 1968
Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris (1991-92):
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 24 Jul 1991–17 Oct 1991
- National Gallery of Australia, Parkes 09 Nov 1991–02 Feb 1992
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 05 Mar 1992–26 Apr 1992
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire:
Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris:
Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012
Paris Salon, 1895, Paris Salon, Paris
Royal Academy of Arts, 1907, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Referenced in 14 publications
Deborah Edwards, Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris, 'From fin de siécle to belle époque', pg. 31- 101., Sydney, 2009, 73, 80 (colour illus.), 204 (colour illus.). cat.no. 18
Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 13, 162 (caption), 163 (colour illus.). cat.no. 73
Barry Pearce, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Introduction: Convergent Spirits', pg. 10-19, Sydney, 2002, 15, 21 (colour illus.), 26, 142, 147.
David Thomas, The life and art of Rupert Bunny: A catalogue raisonne Vol. 2, Port Melbourne, 2017, 36-37. cat.no. O225
David Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 550-575, Sydney, Oct 1970, 549 (cover illus.), 550, 553.
David Thomas, Rupert Bunny, 'The New Salons', pg. 40-62, East Melbourne, 1970, 26, 27 (colour illus.), 54-55, 64, 115. plate no. 8
David Thomas, Rupert Bunny Retrospective, 'Introduction', Newcastle, 1968, not paginated. cat.no. 3
David Thomas, The life and art of Rupert Bunny: A catalogue raisonne Vol. 1, Port Melbourne, 2017, 142 (colour illus.). cat.no. O225
Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, Canberra, 2004, 147 (colour illus.). cat.no. 11
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 01 Sep 1911, (illus.). page unknown; illustrated with three other works which were bought at the same time by AGNSW, but returned in part payment for 'A summer morning'
Unknown, Unknown and Mary Eagle, Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris, Parkes, 1991.
Mary Eagle, Rupert Bunny: An Australian in Paris, Parkes, 1991, 17.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Australian artists at the Royal Academy', Sydney, 12 Aug 1907, page unknown. Work titled 'Retour du Jardin' and described in detail.
Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Exodus 1881-1919', pg. 126-166, South Melbourne, 1991, 147 (illus.). illus. no. 85