An image of At Lilydale

Louis Buvelot

(Australia, Switzerland, Brazil 03 Mar 1814 – 30 May 1888)

At Lilydale

Not on display
Further information

An established photographer, painter and lithographer, Louis Buvelot arrived in Melbourne in 1865 and quickly found buyers for his tranquil pastoral scenes, inspired by Dutch 17th-century landscape painting and the French Barbizon school. Finding subjects in the environs of Melbourne, he led sketching tours with fellow plein-air painters Frederick McCubbin and John Ford Paterson. 'At Lilydale' depicts one of the artist’s favourite painting spots near the Yarra Valley, and is imbued with a gentle serenity in which nature and man are, seemingly, in perfect harmony.

This original frame is attributed to the prominent 19th-century Melbourne workshop of Isaac Whitehead.

oil on canvas
76.1 x 101.6 cm stretcher; 103.0 x 127.8 x 9.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., brown oil "L.Buvelot./ 1870".
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1990
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