Charles Conder (1868 − 1909)
Conder was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, but emigrated to Australia at the age of 18, where he was to become associated with the Heidelberg School, arguably the beginning of a distinctly Australian school of western art. He was known as a bon viveur, and many of his paintings have a relaxed elegance about them, focusing on people enjoying themselves in the open air, often under the light of the bright Australian sun. He left Australia for Europe in 1890, visiting Paris (where Toulouse Lautrec painted his portrait - now hanging in the National Gallery of Australia) but living mostly in England, where his skill as a lithographer was particularly praised - both Pisarro and Degas rated him highly. The three works in this exhibition are illustrations for La Fille aux yeux d'or ('The Girl with the golden eyes'), a novella by Honore Balzac about a decadent heir who plots to seduce a beautiful young girl. Valdes. He succeeds, but when he discovers she has another lover, he plans to murder her, only to find she has already died at the hands of another lover. The lithographs were published as part of 'The Balzac Set' in 1899 by Carfax & Co, London. Conder died of syphilis in Holloway Sanatorium.
John Rothenstein, The Life and Death of Conder, Dent, n.d.
A woven, embroidered or otherwise decorated length of cloth displayed on a wall.
- Portugal, Coimbra, Univesidade de Coimbra, Casa de Caldeiras
- Portugal, Edp Foundation
- Portugal, Cascais, Casa Das Historias
- Macedonia, Skopje, Museum Of Contemporary Art
- Malta, Valletta, St James Cavalier Centre For Creativity
- UK, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery
- Fiji, Suva, Fiji Arts Club
- New Zealand, Hamilton, Waikato Museum Of Art & History
- New Zealand, Rotorua, Society Of Arts
- New Zealand, Auckland, Aukland City Art Gallery
- New Zealand, Wellington, National Art Gallery
- New Zealand, Napier, Napier
- New Zealand, Wanganni
- Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery
- Australia, Art Gallery Of New South Wales
- Australia, Hobart, Hobart
- Australia, Melbourne, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
- Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery Of South Australia
- Australia, Perth, Art Gallery Of Western Australia
- UK, London, Victoria And Albert Museum