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RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Matinée ensoleillée (Morning Sun) (circa 1913)

Estimate $500,000 – $600,000

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RUPERT BUNNY

1864-1947
Matinée ensoleillée (Morning Sun) (circa 1913)

oil on canvas
signed 'R Bunny' lower left
81 x 54.5 cm

  • Lot Sold $500,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $610,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Sir Marcus Clark, Sydney, until
The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Sir Keith Murdoch, Melbourne, acquired from the above in November 1944
The Keith Murdoch Collection of Antiques at 39 Albany Road, Toorak, Yeo Crosthwaite & Co., Melbourne, 11 March 1953, lot 267, 'The Garden Seat'
Mr R.L. Bills, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above
Gould Galleries, Melbourne (label verso)
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 1995
Important Australian Art, Sotheby's Australia, Sydney, 7 May 2007, lot 42, 'The Garden Seat', illustrated
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

(Possibly) Rupert C.W. Bunny, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 16-31 March 1917, no. 17, 'Matinée ensoleillée'
(Possibly)Exhibition of Paintings by Rupert C.W. Bunny, The Fine Art Society's Gallery, Melbourne, 15-27 November 1922, no. 31, 'Morning Sun'
(Possibly) An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Rupert C.W. Bunny, Anthony Hordern & Sons, Sydney, 2-31 May 1923, no. 31, 'Morning Sun', 70 gns
A Collection of Paintings and Hunting Prints, The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 15-27 November 1944, no. 1, 'In the Garden', 50 gns
From Bunny to Boyd: A Selection of Australian Art, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 17 March - 15 April 1995, no. 1, 'The Garden Seat'

Literature

David Thomas, Rupert Bunny 1864-1947, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1970, cat. no. O152, 'The Garden Seat', p. 116
Ashley Crawford, Directory of Australian Art, Craftsman House, Melbourne, 2006, p. 52 (illustrated), 'In the Garden'
David Thomas, The Life and Art of Rupert Bunny: A Catalogue Raisonné, Thames and Hudson, Melbourne, 2017, Vol. 2, cat. no. O358, p. 45, 'The Garden Seat, c. 1912'

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Important Australian Art

AU0840  |  20 Nov 2019  |  Sydney
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