An image of At Lilydale

Louis Buvelot

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

At Lilydale

Location
19th c Australian art
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.

Year
1870
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
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".

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1990
Accession number
244.1990