Written by a curator of Australian art at the Australian National Gallery, this book is a lavishly illustrated examination of the 63 Bunny paintings held by the gallery. The paintings are discussed with reference to related works and contemporary influences and styles. Included are extensive notes on sources, a map of Bunny’s sketching sites in France, a select bibliography and an index to catalogue titles.
Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (29 September 1864 – 25 May 1947) was an Australian painter. Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, he achieved success and critical acclaim as an expatriate in fin-de-siècle Paris. He gained an honourable mention at the Paris Salon of 1890 with his painting Tritons and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 with his Burial of St Catherine of Alexandria. The French state acquired 13 of his works for the Musée du Luxembourg and regional collections. He was a “sumptuous colourist and splendidly erudite painter of ideal themes, and the creator of the most ambitious Salon paintings produced by an Australian.”
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