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Title

On the beach (Royan)

(circa 1908)

Artist

Rupert Bunny

Australia, France

29 Sep 1864 – 25 May 1947

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Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of On the beach (Royan) by Rupert Bunny
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Paris France
    Date
    (circa 1908)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas on hardboard
    Dimensions
    63.6 x 80.4 cm board; 70.5 x 87.4 x 3.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "Rupert CW Bunny". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1953
    Location
    Grand Courts
    Accession number
    9103
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Rupert Bunny

    Artist profile

    Works in the collection

    52

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  • About

    During his 47 years in France, Rupert Bunny seamlessly immersed himself in Parisian society, becoming one of the few Australian artists to brilliantly capture the vivaciousness of French society at the turn of the 20th century. He spent the summer of 1908 in the fashionable beachside resort Saint-George-de-Didonne, near Royan, where he recorded in numerous pencil and oil studies a growing middle class with time to indulge in leisure activities. The painting was later completed in his studio in Paris where he shaped it into a view of family and friends, chatting and relaxing in the open air. The scene epitomises the glamour of an endless summer which would soon be swept away by the First World War.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Paris

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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