C1930

Bush Sunset.

Artist:

Gladstone Eyre (1863 - 1933)

Very large and impressive oil on canvas by Gladstone Eyre (1863-1933) of a drover with his sheep at sunset, in original ornate gilt frame. Provenance:Christies, Lot No. 200A, Australian and European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Part I, Melbourne, Est: $5,000-7,000, 27/08/ 1997  Represented … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bush Sunset.

Date:

C1930

Artist:

Gladstone Eyre (1863 - 1933)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Oil on canvas signed lower right.

Image Size: 

1130mm 
x 600mm

Frame Size: 

1300mm 
x 800mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bush Sunset. - Vintage Painting from 1930

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1930

Description:

Very large and impressive oil on canvas by Gladstone Eyre (1863-1933) of a drover with his sheep at sunset, in original ornate gilt frame.

Provenance:
Christies, Lot No. 200A, Australian and European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Part I, Melbourne, 
Est: $5,000-7,000, 27/08/ 1997 

Represented in the following public collections:

Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Queensland Art Gallery
Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, NSW
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, VIC
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, VIC
Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS

References:
Craig, Edward, ‘Australian Art Auction Records’.

McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 413

Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 308

Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

Moore, W, ‘The Story of Australian Art Vol 2’.

Artist:

Gladstone Eyre (1863-1933) 

Eyre, was a portraitist and landscape painter, born 11 June 1862 in Brunswick, Victoria. Eyre studied elementary drawing under van den Houten.

The Eyre Family moved to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1877 where Gladstone Eyre studied under Knud Bull. William Eyre began to promote his son’s artistic talents by writing to important politicians and church leaders of the colony seeking their advice on how he might develop as an artist. Not surprisingly, they suggested study at art schools in London, Rome or Paris. Regardless, Gladstone Eyre remained in Sydney and established himself as a portrait painter throughout the 1880s. His subjects included Reverend Dr Vaughan, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney; Dr Barker, Anglican Bishop of Sydney; Mr W.S. Lyster, supporter of the opera; Sir John Robinson, Governor of the Colony of New South Wales; Thomas Walker, President of the Bank of New South Wales; Cardinal Moran; J T Gannon, President of the Goulburn Mechanics Institute; and Sir Henry Parkes, Chief Secretary of New South Wales.

In January 1882 the Duke of Manchester presented Eyre with a pair of early English silver candlesticks in recognition of his splendid portrait of the Duke. Eyre became a member of the Art Society of New South Wales in 1883 and in the same year exhibited a life-size, three-quarter figure of Mrs Lillie Langtry. He also painted portraits of the Earl of Beaconsfield (Benjamin Disraeli) and the Right Hon William E Gladstone.

The Blue Mountains, near Katoomba west of Sydney, were of special interest to Eyre. His father was a land developer who promoted the establishment of the township of Leura and Eyre had considerable land holdings in the area. Titles of his mountain paintings include Gordon Falls, Blue Mountains, NSWThe Megalong ValleyThe Three Sisters; and Jamieson Valley. Some of Eyre’s Blue Mountains paintings were exhibited at the Hydro-Majestic picture gallery at Medlow Bath.

In 1891 Eyre moved to Launceston, Tasmania, with his family under engagement to Mr R J Nicholas, photographer of St John Street. His paintings were displayed regularly in the shop front of this studio. 

Throughout the 1890s Eyre painted landscapes of Tasmania in oils, crayon and watercolours from life and photographs. Eyre and his family returned to Sydney in 1902 and resided at 56 Middle Street, North Sydney until his death in 1933. He travelled and painted landscapes in many parts of New South Wales. He joined the renamed Royal Art Society of New South Wales in 1904.

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