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Title

Mon ami 'Polite

1900


Artist

John Russell

Australia

16 Jun 1858 - 30 Apr 1930


Details


Other Title

Père Polyte


Place where the work was made

Belle-Ile Brittany France


Date

1900


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

54.6 x 65.4 cm stretcher; 52.5 x 63.5 cm sight edge; 72.5 x 83.5 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., oil "John Russell/ ... 1900".


Credit

Purchased 1966


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA4.1966


Artist information

John Russell

Artist profile

Works in the collection

22


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 132 (caption), 133 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58

Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'The Edwardians', pg. 10-71, Canberra, 2004, 22 (colour illus.), 219 (colour illus.). cat.no. 115; also titled '(Père Polyte)'

John Henshaw (Editor), The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 169 (colour illus.).

Ursula Prunster, Belle-Île: Monet, Russell & Matisse in Brittany, 'Painting Belle-Île', pg.19-47, Sydney, 2001, 34-35, 92 (colour illus.). cat.no. 21

Sebastian Smee, Look, 'Belle-Île: island of great painters, unreal colours, brutal weather and modest, kind locals', pg. 20-23, Melbourne, Nov 2001, 22 (colour illus.).

Sporting Doctor Magazine, Sydney, Sep 1996, 56. PS Worksheet 485

Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jan 1966, 275 (illus.). Article by Daniel Thomas.

John Peter Russell 1858-1931: Australian impressionist, London, 1965. cat.no. 19

Christie's Australia: Australian and International Paintings, Sydney, Aug 2003, 120. lot no. 100; a related painting to the AGNSW's 'Mon ami 'Polite' is reproduced in colour on page 121, titled 'Belle-Île, Le Père Polyte (Polyte pêcheur)', oil on canvas, 65.4 x 81.5cm, not dated.