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(circa 1919)


Rupert Bunny

Australia, France

29 Sep 1864 - 25 May 1947


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Place where the work was made

Paris France


(circa 1919)

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Materials used

oil on canvas


81.0 x 65.5 cm stretcher; 93.8 x 78.0 x 6.0 cm frame; 79.3 x 63.5 cm sight edge

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, blue oil "RCWB [monogram]". Not dated.
Signed bot. c., incised "RCWB [monogram]" [very faint, covered by orange oil].


Purchased 1968


Not on display

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Artist information

Rupert Bunny

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 15 publications


Jane Clark, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rupert Bunny / E. Phillips Fox', pg. 20-31, Sydney, 2002, 25 (colour illus.), 28, 142, 147.

Deborah Edwards, Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris, 'Danse chromatique', pg. 103-131, Sydney, 2009, 102 (colour illus., detail), 117 (colour illus.), 122, 125, 205 (colour illus.). 44

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1969, 454, 458 (illus.). dated circa 1922

Andrea Nottage and Simon Ives, Look, 'A question of colour: the hidden elements of Bunny's palette revealed', pg. 36-37, Sydney, Oct 2009, 36.

Ursula Prunster, Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee, 'From Empire's End: Australians as Orientalists, 1880-1920', pg. 41-53, Sydney, 1997-1998, 51, 165 (colour illus.). 103

David Thomas, Rupert Bunny Retrospective, 'Introduction', Newcastle, 1968, not paginated. 15; dated circa 1922.

David Thomas, Art and Australia [vol. 9, no. 4], 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 328-337, Sydney, Mar 1972, 331.

David Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Rupert Bunny', pg. 550-575, Sydney, Oct 1970, 555, 564 (illus.), 565. dated circa 1919 by David Thomas

David Thomas, Rupert Bunny, East Melbourne, 1970, 117.

Mary Eagle, The Art of Rupert Bunny, 'The New Mythologies', pg. 128-135, Parkes, 1991, 132 (illus.), 134.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art from Australia: 2016 calender, Sydney, 2015, n.apg. (colour illus.). September

Unknown and Unknown, Singing in the heart: Music and the art of Rupert Bunny, 'Post-war rhythms', pg.89-97, Queensland, 2007, 88 (colour illus.), 89, 108. no catalogue numbers

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Feb 1998, 7 (illus.).

Ursula Prunster, Aspects of Australian art, Sydney, 2000, (illus.). card no. 3: Bertram Mackennal 'The dancer' 1904

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'The Collections', pg. 44-45, Sydney, 1996, 45 (colour illus.).