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Shrimp fishers at Saint-Georges
(PĂȘcheurs de crevettes Ă  Saint-Georges)
(c. 1910)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
120.7 × 161.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
1685-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1946
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Gallery location
Gallery 6
Level 2, NGV Australia
About

Rupert Bunny was one of the most successful Australians of his generation. In an era when artists were increasingly drawn to the vibrant cultural atmosphere of Europe, no other painter achieved the accolades Bunny accumulated in Paris in the 1890s and early 1900s. Shrimp fishers at Saint-George depicts holiday-makers at the fashionable resort of Saint-Georges de Didonne, on the Atlantic coast. In such images of predominantly female figures engaged in leisurely pursuits, Bunny captured the elegance of the Edwardian age that was shattered by the outbreak of the First World War.

Colourmen

Colourman
PAUL FOINET FILS
Location
Upper left quadrant, reverse of canvas
Transcription
TOILES & COULEURS FINES/PAUL FOINET FILS/21. Rue BREA. Paris
Medium
Ink stencil
More information
National Portrait Gallery
Guide Labreuche (FR)