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RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Portrait of Mlle Morel (1895)

$800,000–1,200,000

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RUPERT BUNNY

1864-1947
Portrait of Mlle Morel (1895)

oil on canvas
signed and inscribed 'Rupert C.W. Bunny / Paris' lower left
185 x 90 cm

  • Lot Sold SOLD (Hammer Price)

Provenance

Rupert Bunny, Melbourne
Mr and Mrs Tristan Buesst, Melbourne, by descent from the above
Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne (stock 4136)
Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Brisbane, acquired from the above on 31 July 1974
The Collection of Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Christie's Australia, Brisbane, 6 June 1989, lot 180, illustrated
John Schaeffer, Sydney, acquired from the above
The Collection of John Schaeffer at Rona, Christie's Australia, Sydney, 15 May 2004, lot 470, 'Jeanne Morel', illustrated
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

Exhibited

Salon de 1895, Soci&#233t&#233 des Artistes Fran&#231ais, Paris, 1 May - 30 June 1895, no. 328, 'Portrait de Mlle M…'
Paintings by Rupert C.W. Bunny, Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, 1-12 March 1927, no. 1, 'Portrait, Miss M.'
Paintings by Rupert Bunny from Private Collections, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, 25 November 1972 - 8 February 1973, no. 18
Winter Exhibition 1974: Recent Acquisitions, Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, 15-31 July 1974, no. 20, 'Portrait of Jeanne Morel', illustrated
Portraits from the Collection of Lady Trout, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 22 September - 20 October 1979, no. 6
Gifts from the Collection of Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1984, no. 7
Australian Paintings & Sculpture 1895-2002 and the European Influence, Nevill Keating Pictures, London, July - August 2002, no. 5, illustrated

Literature

Journal des D&#233bats, Paris, 30 April 1895, p. 2
Gustave Geffroy, La Vie Artistique, fourth series, E. Dentu, Paris, 1895, p. 299
Clive Turnbull and Tristan Buesst, The Art of Rupert Bunny, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1948, p. 73, 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife'
David Thomas, Rupert Bunny 1864-1947, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1970, cat. O19, 'Portrait of Jeanne Morel', p. 44
The Australian, Sydney, 10-11 June 1989, p. 28 (illustrated)
Colette Reddin, Rupert Bunny Himself: His Final Years in Melbourne, Colette Reddin, Melbourne, 1987, p. 148
Mary Eagle, The Art of Rupert Bunny in the Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1991, p. 10 (illustrated)
The Bulletin, Sydney, 9 September 2003, p. 65 (illustrated)
Deborah Edwards, Rupert Bunny: Artist in Paris, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2009, pp. 28 (illustrated), 86
Anne G&#233rard-Austin, The Greatest Voyage: Australian Painters in the Paris Salons, 1885-1939, a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Cotutelle Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Art History and Theory, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Ecole Doctorale 441 Historie de l'art, Universit&#233 Paris 1 - Panth&#233on-Sorbonne, March 2014, Vol. 2, pp. 15, 78, 121 (illustrated)
David Thomas, The Life and Art of Rupert Bunny: A Catalogue Raisonn&#233, Thames and Hudson, Melbourne, 2017, Vol. 1, p. 80 (illustrated), Vol. 2, cat. no. O73, 'Portrait of Jeanne Morel', p. 21

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