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Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro

Portugal (Porto 1853 -  Terras De Bouro 1932 )
DE LOUREIRO Arthur Jose Souza Study Of The Artist's Wife And Son Signed And Indistinctly Dedicated 'à Ma Première Élève ...

Oct 11, 2011
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Artur Loureiro

Loureiro Arthur José De Souza


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Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - Study Of The Artist's Wife And Son Signed And Indistinctly Dedicated 'à Ma Première Élève ...

Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - Study Of The Artist's Wife And Son Signed And Indistinctly Dedicated 'à Ma Première Élève ...



Gross Price
Lot number: 1
Arthur José de Souza Loureiro (1853-1932) Study of the artist's wife and son signed and indistinctly dedicated 'à ma première élève ... A.LOUREIRO' (lower left) oil over pencil on panel 6¼ x 8 5/8in. (15.9 x 22cm.)
(Lots 1-57)

A study of the artist's wife Marie-Thérèse and his only son Vasco (b.1882). Loureiro was born in Portugal in 1853 and migrated to Melbourne in 1884, accompanied by his son and Australian wife. His plein air style was celebrated by local reviewers and artists. He was a founding member of the Australian Artist's Association alongside prominent artists including McCubbin, Roberts and Ashton. In 1891 he was nominated as a candidate for the position of Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, but ill health prevented him from accepting. He returned to Europe in 1904. Loureiro was predeceased by his wife (d.1907) and Vasco who was killed in the First World War. See the The seamstress's reverie, 1887 (NGV) for a similar interior work, and for an earlier painting of Vasco, also painted in 1887, see Two friends (Vasco and his dog Baron) sold Christie's Sydney, 31 Oct. 1990, lot 138.
Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - The Veiled Lady

Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - The Veiled Lady

Original 1896


Gross Price
Lot number: 21
Lot 21
The Veiled Lady
oil on canvas
70.0 x 49.0 cm
signed and dated lower right: A. LOUREIRO/ 1896
Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 25 August 1993, lot 100
Private collection, Melbourne
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Auction Title: Salt - 0053
24 March 2011 6.30pm
Menzies Gallery,
12 Todman Ave., Kensington NSW 2033
10-13 March 11am - 6pm
Menzies Gallery
1 Darling St.,
South Yarra VIC 3141
17-23 March 11am - 6pm
Menzies Gallery
12 Todman Ave.,
Kensington NSW 2033
Menzies Art Brands Pty Ltd trading as Menzies
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Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - At The Edge Of The Beech Forest, Fontainebleau

Arthur Jose Souza De Loureiro - At The Edge Of The Beech Forest, Fontainebleau

Original 1888


Lot number: 100
painted in 1888 provenance private collection, melbourne; by descent from a relative who knew loureiro exhibited probably catalogue of the whole of the oil paintings, studies, models, carved furniture, &c. of senhor loureiro, gemmell, tuckett and co., melbourne, 2 august 1907, cat. 22 catalogue note 'marvellous melbourne' of the 1880s attracted many outstanding european artists to its burgeoning metropolis. arthur josé de souza loureiro and ugo catani from florence, and girolamo nerli from siena were of special interest. the three arrived in melbourne in 1885 and shared a studio in collins street. loureiro, who was from oporto in portugal, had studied in lisbon, madrid, florence and rome, followed by the académie des beaux arts in paris, where he exhibited portraits and subject paintings in the salons of 1880 to 1882. his connection with australia was through his wife, marie thérèse huybers, from hobart, whom he married in 1881. poor health caused loureiro to seek a warmer climate; and so they came to australia. continuing his interest in painting out of doors, loureiro was active in melbourne art circles in 1886, being a founder and council member, with tom roberts and frederick mccubbin, of the australian artists' association. he exhibited in the centennial international exhibition of 1888 and, later, with the newly founded victorian artists' society. although french in subject, the date of '1888' on at the edge of the beech forest, fontainbleau, indicates that it was painted in australia, its inscription identifying it as the brolles in the forests at fontainbleau. it was not unusual for artists to paint pictures of their homeland or elsewhere in europe after they had settled in australia. in 1882, after the birth of their only son vasco, loureiro and his wife had moved to a cottage at brolles, not far from paris. fontainbleau was the chosen place of corot, diaz, millet, and rousseau, the pioneer plein air painters of the french barbizon school. the important contribution made to the development of australian art by loureiro and the other european born practitioners of plein air painting is still to be fully appreciated. the extent of loureiro's influence on frederick mccubbin is one interesting example. tradition has it that mccubbin's early paintings reflect the influence of tom roberts's theories of tonal values and enthusiasm for painting in the open air. this is too restrictive a view, for it is more than likely that mccubbin was deeply influenced by loureiro as well. early examples of 1886 are mccubbin's lost, (national gallery of victoria), and gathering mistletoe (private collection). mccubbin would have known loureiro's the forest at fontainebleau 1882, a pendant painting in the collection of the university of melbourne. the single figure of a young woman in a forest setting, the cool colours, unchanging light, strong verticals of the trees, and foreground grasses are common to all three paintings. this is continued in the later painting of 1888, at the edge of the beech forest, fontainebleu although the light is stronger and the tree trunks cast deeper shadows. the image and dress of the woman in both the loureiro paintings is similar, suggesting that the model is the artist's wife. moreover, she has been gathering wood, now placed at her feet. in mccubbin's lost and gathering mistletoe, the young ladies likewise collect wattle or some other attraction of the forest. and all three paintings display 'that freshness of feeling which always comes of outdoor work and study, even in the handling of the figure.'1 a reciprocal influence may be found in loureiro's the death of burke of 1892, his interest in australian history painting perhaps encouraged by mccubbin's large narratives of the endeavours and hardships of the pioneers. the two artists were good friends. the mccubbin family often stayed in loureiro's large house in kew during the summer holidays while the loureiros were at healesville. mccubbin's admiration for the french barbizon painters was such that he named his house at macedon 'fontainebleau.' 1. de libra, j. g., 'the fine arts in australasia. their progress, position and prospects,' australasian art review, 1 november 1899, no. 1, p. 25
signed, dated 1888 and inscribed lower right; inscribed indistinctly 'monsieur loureiro/artiste peintre/a brolle bois le...' on the reverse oil on canvas
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