An image of On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria

Louis Buvelot

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

On the banks of the Yarra, Victoria

Other titles:
On banks of Yarra
Not on display
Further information

This work was purchased from the auction of Charles S. Bennett's collection of pictures by Arthur Streeton, who acted for the Gallery. Streeton wrote about the purchase: 'concentrating upon a watercolour which looked to me the best example of his work (their were several) I bid 1 pound over another buyer and secured it for your Gallery for 28 guineas. Its characteristic of his work and looked simple and freer in execution than others: There was not what one would call a first rate example and I don' think one of his finest would be obtainable for 50 guineas. However, I sincerely trust that the example for the smaller figure will not cause dissatisfaction among Gallery visitors, who may expect in Buvelot the simple directness seen in Herbert and Heysen watercolours.'

pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
25.3 x 35.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, "L. Buvelot". Not dated.

Purchased 1930
Accession number