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PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MRS MAX WELSH, MELBOURNE

RUPERT BUNNY
1867-1947

Hair Drying (circa 1908)

Estimate $280,000 – $380,000

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PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MRS MAX WELSH, MELBOURNE

RUPERT BUNNY

1867-1947
Hair Drying (circa 1908)

oil on canvas
signed 'Rupert C W Bunny' lower right
65.1 x 81 cm

  • Lot Sold $280,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $341,600 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mrs Max Welsh, Melbourne
Australian Historical and Contemporary Drawings and Paintings, Christie's Australia, Sydney, 24 September 1969, lot 59, illustrated
Clune Galleries, Sydney, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Sydney
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

Exhibited

Exhibition of Pictures by Rupert Bunny, Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, 24 July - 14 August 1911, no. 55, 40 gns;
Exhibition of Pictures by Rupert Bunny, Lawson and Little, Sydney, 22 September - 7 October 1911, no. 32
Twenty Fine Paintings, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, 5 December 2001, no. 3, 'La Toilette', illustrated

Literature

Art & Architecture, Sydney, Vol. VIII, No. 5, September 1911, p. 349
'The Art of Rupert Bunny', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 22 September 1911, p. 7
'Mr. Bunny's Women of Sunshine." Beauty in Exquisite Draperies', The Sydney Mail, Sydney, 4 October 1911, p. 9
David Thomas, Rupert Bunny 1864-1947, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1970, cat. no. O99, 'La Toilette'
Mary Eagle, The Art of Rupert Bunny, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1991, p. 62
David Thomas, The Life and Art of Rupert Bunny: A Catalogue Raisonne, Thames and Hudson (in publication), cat. no. O270, illustrated"

CONTACT INFO +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 or
+61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

Brett Ballard

Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard

Important Australian Art

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