Complete Set of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamp on the Impressionism by Australian Artists :
Issued by Australia
Issued on Aug 23, 1989
Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917
Petit Déjeuner c.1889
Oil on cedar panel 11 x 22.3 cm
National Gallery of Victoria
Designed by : Keryn Christos, Australia Post Graphic Design Studio
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 41 cents each
- Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Frederick McCubbin dominated the ‘golden age’ of Australian painting: the years between 1855 and the turn of the century. Painting outdoors in the bush areas around Melbourne and Sydney, they concentrated on momentary effects of light and colour, with broad brush strokes.
- Their work first came to public attention at the 9 x 5 Impression Exhibition, held at Buxton’s galleries in Swanston Street, Melbourne. Generally regarded as a milestone in Australian painting, the exhibition launched an identifiable national school. The Australian Impressionists stamp issue features four works shown at the exhibition, and coincides with its centenary in 1989.