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Louis BUVELOT

Morges, Switzerland 1814 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1888

  • France 1834
  • Brazil 1835-51
  • Switzerland 1852-53
  • India 1854
  • Switzerland 1855-64
  • Australia from 1865

Picnic Point, Victoria 5 April 1878 Place made: Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil Support: off-white wove paper

Primary Insc: Ssgned lower left below image in black pencil, 'Louis Buvelot'. dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'pikenik pocial le 5 d'Avril 1878'.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed on frame backing lower centre in blue ballpoint pen, 'New Mount JUNE 1974 / AND FRAME REPAIRE BY OWNER / AE.C GRIVELL / 51 DEVITT AV PAYEAR / [illeg.] / 5070'. inscribed on frame backing lower right in blue ballpoint pen, 'GIVEN TO HIS DAUGHTER / LESLEY McGURGAN / 38 NAPLES RD MENTON 3194 / CHRISTMAS 1975.' inscribed on white adhesive Leonard Joel auction house label affixed to frame backing upper right in blue and black ballpoint pen, '8434T2 / NOV 06 / 211'.
Dimensions: sheet (sight) 24.2 h x 36.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Emeritus Professor Barbara van Ernst AM, 2012.
Accession No: NGA 2012.818
Provenance:
  • Gift to Lesley McGurgan, from her father, Mentone, Victoria, Christmas 1975.
  • Christies, Australian Paintings, Prints, Books & Maps, Sydney, 03/10/1989, Lot No. 496 (unsold)
  • Leonard Joel, 6 November 2011?
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Emeritus Prof. Barbara van Ernst AM, Melbourne, 2012