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The poultry vendor
1863

Medium
oil on wood panel
Measurements
36.3 × 45.3 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.c.: P. van Schendel / 1863
Accession Number
p.301.3-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased by the Commissioners for Fine Arts for Victoria, 1864
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Provenance

With Ernest Gambart (dealer), London, 1864; from where purchased, by Sir Charles Eastlake, for the NGV, 1864.



Exhibited Fine Arts Gallery (Compartment 10), Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, 1866, no. 318.

Petrus van Schendel was called ‘Candlelight van Schendel’ as he specialised in creating effects of artificial lighting in his paintings. Lamps, torches and candles illuminate the figures in his works, which are often set in outdoor markets. The Art Journal of 1867 described a visit to van Schendel’s studio, where one room was kept candle-lit to test effects of light for his paintings.

Frame

Petrus van SCHENDEL
The poultry vendor 1863
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
1863
Materials

gold leaf, composition, timber

Condition

good original condition

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