An image of A summer evening in the Pentland Hills

Louis Buvelot

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

A summer evening in the Pentland Hills

Other titles:
Landscape with house and figures
Location
Not on display
Further information

Buvelot was a particularly skilled draughtsman and watercolourist whose subtlety of touch rendered the Australian bush with sensitivity and a new understanding of light and colour. He had a great influence on the generation of Australian landscape painters that followed him, acknowledged by Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin as the 'Father' of Australian landscape painting.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

Year
1876
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour, white gouache scraping out on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
40.3 x 59.1 cm sheet; 57.2 x 73.2 cm sight edge; 64.2 x 80.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pen and brown ink "L Buvelot 1876".
Credit
Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1998
Accession number
85.1998