A Roman holiday
- oil on canvas
- 99.5 × 178.2 cm
- inscribed in brown paint l.r.: B Riviere 1881
- Accession Number
- International Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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- Gallery location
- 19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1881, no. 155; probably purchased from the artist by Henry Tate (1819–99), 1881; his collection, Park Hill, Streatham Common, London, until 1883; by whom sold to Agnew’s (dealer), London, 16 July 1883, stock no. 2962; with Agnew’s, London until 1888, and exhibited Loan Collection, British Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888–89, no. 123; from where purchased for the NGV, 1888.
 Record of the sale to the NGV not recorded in the Agnew’s stockbook. See Picture Stockbook 1879–85, NGA27/1/1/6, pp. 242–43, Thomas Agnew & Sons archive, National Gallery Research Centre, London, accessed https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/research/research-centre/agnews-stock-books/reference-nga27116-1879-85
 The official catalogue of exhibits, etc.: Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, Melbourne: Mason, Firth & M'Cutcheon 1888–89, Loan Collection, British Gallery, p. 30, accessed http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/298691
Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1881, no. 155; Autumn Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1881, no. 127; Fine Art Exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1882, no. 46; Fine Art Exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1887, no. 47, lent by Agnew’s; Loan Collection, British Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888–89, no. 123, lent by Agnew’s; The Olympic Spirit, Australian Gallery of Sport, Melbourne, 1987, cat. p. 8; The First Fifty Years: Nineteenth Century British Art from the Gallery Archives, NGV, Melbourne, 1992; Hidden Treasures, David Jones Gallery, Sydney, 1992.