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    Sale 7653

    Modern and Contemporary Australian and South African Art

    16 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (1864-1947)

    Jeux du Croquet, Jardins du Luxembourg

    Price Realised  

    Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (1864-1947)
    Jeux du Croquet, Jardins du Luxembourg
    signed 'Rupert C. W. Bunny' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 21¼ in. (83 x 53.8cm.)
    Painted in Paris in the spring of 1909


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    The present unrecorded picture belongs to a group of Jardins du Luxembourg subjects produced by Bunny c.1909, for many of which numerous pencil sketches survive in the latter half of his Étaples sketchbook of c.1907 (Ian Potter Centre, University of Melbourne). The major highly finished work from the group, Au Jardin du Luxembourg, printemps 1909, was exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1911. For a work with more stylistic affinities to the present picture, see Bunny's Luxembourg Gardens, c.1909, Christie's Melbourne, 27-28 April, 1998, lot 143.

    We are grateful to David Thomas for the above information.

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    Provenance

    Private collection, France.