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(Saison d'octobre)

oil on canvas
180.7 × 196.0 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1928
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Collection of the artist until his death, 1884; included in Jules Bastien-Lepage estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-12 May 1885, no. 13; from where purchased by Emile Bastien-Lepage (1854–1938), brother of the artist, 1885; his collection, until 1897; by whom sold to Arthur Tooth & Sons (dealer), London, 1897; collection of George McCulloch (1848–1907), London, until 1907[1]; by descent to his wife, Mary (later Mrs Coutts Michie), until 1927[2]; from whom purchased, through David Croal Thompson (dealer) of Barbizon House, on the advice of Frank Rinder, for the Felton Bequest, 1927.

[1] Bruce Pennay, 'McCulloch, George (1848–1907)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessible via link.

[2] McCulloch bequeathed an estate valued at £436,000. The bulk of the his art collection was subsequently auctioned, realising a total of £136,859. In 1909, Mary married the Scottish artist James Coutts Michie (1859–1919). See Barbara Lemon, 'Mary Coutts Michie' in The Australian Women’s Register, The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne,