An image of Man with horse and cart

Louis Buvelot

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

Man with horse and cart

Not on display
Further information

Swiss-born Abram-Louis Buvelot arrived in Australia in February 1865, having previously lived and worked in Paris, Rio de Janiero and briefly in Calcutta. Little is known of his early training in Switzerland or in Paris, though contact with pre-impressionist realists such as the French painter Camille Flers (1802-68) has been suggested. In Brazil Buvelot was partner in a successful photographic business. He also exhibited his paintings and lithographs there, attracting royal patronage. In Melbourne there were many patrons for his work and younger painters such as Frederick McCubbin, John Mather and John Ford Patterson accompanied him on his sketching tours. Tom Roberts held him in high regard, considering him critical to the development of a national school of landscape painting, of which Roberts was a leading member.

pencil, watercolour, white pastel on white paper
28.5 x 45.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c., pen and brown ink "L. Buvelot - 1872".

Purchased 1982
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