Collection Online
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
81.0 × 65.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
inscribed in light brown paint l.l.: Agnes GOODSiR / 1926
Accession Number
1779-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of the artist, 1947
Gallery location
Not on display
Agnes Goodsir studied at the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries before moving to Paris in 1899. After holding a sale of her work in Bendigo to finance her travels abroad, Goodsir found herself consumed by Parisian life, establishing a reputation for her portraiture and still life painting. The letter was completed the same year Goodsir was invited to become a member of the Salon Nationale des Beaux-Arts, only the second Australian women to receive this honour. It is believed the figure in this painting is Rachel Dunn, her model and companion.

Colourmen

Colourman
LEFEBVRE FOINET
Location of stamp
Reverse of canvas
Transcript
TOILES & COULEURS/EXTRA FINE/LUCIEN LEFEBVRE-FOINET/PARIS/19 RUE VAVIN & 3 RUE BREA
Medium
ink stamp