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Rupert Bunny
(c. 1887)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
65.1 × 81.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
inscribed in red paint l.l.: A.Cary - Elwes
Accession Number
1074-5
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr C. C. Chisholm Esq., 1962
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

By descent from the artist into the collection of Mr Cuthbert C. Chisholm Esq, by 1962; by whom donated the NGV, 1962.



About

Enigmatic expatriate artist Rupert Bunny (1864–1947) lived most of his life in cosmopolitan Paris. A delicate colourist later acclaimed for his narrative studies, landscapes and grand depictions of female leisure, Bunny was described by friends and acquaintances as personable, debonair and socially gregarious. He was also an accomplished piano player. This portrait, executed by his close friend Alastair Cary-Elwes, offers a rare glimpse of Bunny about a year after his arrival in Paris. In the carefully rendered details of his dress, manner and posture, this work valuably contributes to what we might know about Bunny.

—text from Fashion Detective (May 2014)

Colourmen

Colourman
PAUL FOINET
Location
Left half reverse of canvas
Transcription
54 RUE N.D. DES CHAMPS PARIS/PAUL FOINET/(VAN EYCK)/TOILES & COULEURS FINES
Medium
Ink stencil
More information
National Portrait Gallery
Guide Labreuche (FR)