An image of Antibes

John Russell

(Australia 16 Jun 1858 – 22 Apr 1930)

Antibes

Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Further information

In Autumn 1890, John Peter Russell left Belle Île to see the Midi and Riviera, where Van Gogh and Monet had worked. He crossed France in a cart drawn by two horses and took a house for the winter in the ancient seaport of Antibes.

Enraptured by the landscape of the French Mediterranean peninsula, Russell produced some of the most dazzling canvases of his career. He painted numerous canvases during his time in Antibes, working out of doors in front of his subject in the southern light. A fine example from this period, 'Antibes' demonstrates Russell conviction to pursue pure colour and move away from the restraints of naturalistic form.

Place of origin
Antibes, France
Year
circa 1890-circa 1892
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
16.5 x 24.0 cm stretcher; 36.5 x 43.3 x 7cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J.R./ .../9(illeg.)".

Credit
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012
Accession number
190.2012