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(circa 1898)


Rupert Bunny

Australia, France

29 Sep 1864 – 25 May 1947

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  • Details

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    Place where the work was made
    Paris France
    (circa 1898)
    Media category
    Materials used
    colour monotype, printed on thick white wove paper
    34.6 x 24.9 cm platemark; 49.9 x 32.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed in plate with monogram to print u.r., "RCWB". Not dated.

    Purchased 1969
    Not on display
    Accession number

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    Rupert Bunny

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  • About

    Rupert Bunny was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Gallery School under Oswald Campbell and George Folingsby 1881-83. He travelled to Germany and England with his father in 1884 and studied at St Johns Wood Art School under Phillip Calderon, and in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens, Leon Glaize and Benjamin Constant. One of the most important of Australian expatriates, Bunny remained in Paris, taking part in its artistic and musical life; he did not return permanently to Australia until the death of his French wife in 1932.

    An early exponent of the colour monotype, Bunny first exhibited them in London in 1898. He continued to produce monotypes at various times in his life. The technique was popular with many artists in Paris in the 1890s, Edgar Degas in particular. In 1920 Bunny produced over one hundred for Galerie Georges Petit in Paris who exhibited them in 1921 and 1924; when he returned to Australia he brought all those remaining with him and exhibited them in Melbourne and Sydney in 1941 and 1943.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, AGNSW, 1998

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 10 publications

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