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Australian art

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Self portrait



Nicholas Chevalier

United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

09 May 1828 - 15 Mar 1902


Other Title

Portrait of the artist



Media category


Materials used

oil on cardboard


30.4 x 25.4 cm board; 51.0 x 46.1 x 5.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown oil "Ch. 1857".


Bequest of Mrs Nicholas Chevalier 1919


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Nicholas Chevalier

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 72 (colour illus.).

Tim Bonyhady, Images in opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801–1890, 'The artist in society', pg. 1-22, Melbourne, 1985, 13 (illus.).

Simon Gregg, Nicholas Chevalier: Australian odyssey, 'Australian odyssey', pg. 23-33, Sale, 2011, 22 (colour illus.), 81, 159, 160 (colour illus.). This work is 1 in the exhibition and no. 2 in the 'Catalogue raisonné - paintings'.

Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'The tyranny of landscape art in post-gold rush Australia', pg. 104-115, Carlton, 2013, 106 (colour illus.), 547, 558. plate no. 12.2

Neil Roberts, Nicholas Chevalier - Artist, 'Nicholas Chevalier 1828-1902', pg. 12-17, Wellington, 1981, frontispiece (colour illus.).

Neil Roberts, Nicholas Chevalier, Christchurch, 1992, 13, 14 (colour illus.), 45. plate no. 1;

Anne Ryan, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Colonial eyes', pg. 17-36, Sydney, 2000, 18, 34 (colour illus.), 300.

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 20, 21 (colour illus.). plate no. 7

Charles Summers, Catalogue of the Victorian exhibition of fine arts, 'Oil paintings', pg. 3-6, Melbourne, 1860, 4. 21A

Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, One hundred years of Australian art, Sydney, circa 1945. 23

Susan Venn, Roy and Matilda - The Golden Locket, Canterbury, 1994, (colour illus.).

Simone Wildhaber-Creux, Swiss artists in Australia 1777-1991, 'Nicholas Chevalier', pg. 53-66, Sydney, 1991, 54 (colour illus.), 110. 38