DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Rupert BUNNY | Last fine days, Royan (Summer time, Royan)

BUNNY, Rupert
Australia 1864 – Australia 1947
England and France 1884-1933, with visits to Australia, Australia from 1933
Last fine days, Royan (Summer time, Royan) c.1908
oil on canvas
78.5 (h) x 64.8 (w) cm
signed 'Rupert C.W. Bunny' lower right
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, presented by the Art Gallery and Conservatorium Committee in 1962

Bunny spent the summer of 1908 near Royan, depicting fashionably dressed people strolling on the promenade or entertaining themselves and their children on the beach front. Last fine days, Royan is composed from separate sketches of individual groups, lone figures and boats on the water. It was probably painted back in his studio in Paris, where Bunny shaped the sketches and pencil notes into a view of family and friends, chatting and relaxing in the open air.

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