A summer evening in the Pentland Hills
Australia, Switzerland, Brazil
03 Mar 1814 - 30 May 1888
Buvelot was a particularly skilled draughtsman and watercolourist whose subtlety of touch rendered the Australian bush with sensitivity and a new understanding of light and colour. He had a great influence on the generation of Australian landscape painters that followed him, acknowledged by Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin as the 'Father' of Australian landscape painting.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000
Landscape with house and figures
pencil, watercolour, white gouache scraping out on ivory wove paper
40.3 x 59.1 cm sheet; 57.2 x 73.2 cm sight edge; 64.2 x 80.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pen and brown ink "L Buvelot 1876".
Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1998
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
19th & 20th century Australian & international paintings, sculpture & works on paper, Deutscher Fine Art (Melbourne), Malvern, 10 Aug 1998–10 Aug 1998
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005
Referenced in 4 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian images from the past: whether rarely seen or familiar, these works move and delight us', pg. 24-27, Sydney, Apr 2005, 24-25 (colour illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 10, 63 (colour illus.).
Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 39 (colour illus.), 300.
19th & 20th century Australian & international paintings, sculpture & works on paper, Monday 10 August 1998 at 6:30 pm at Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Melbourne, 1998, 29 (colour illus.). lot no. 15