Works included in this catalogue
 * Loureiro “Baron” 1895 {1895} Loc? [PA]
Loureiro Vision of St Stanislaus 1899 {1901) NGV [PA]

After studying and painting in Lisbon and Paris, where he associated with Bastien-Lepage and others, Loureiro came to Australia, for his health, in 1884. He brought with him at least one of his French canvases painted in the Barbizon school tradition (The Forest at Fontainebleu 1882; Ewing Collection, University of Melbourne).

In 1885, he joined Tom Roberts and others in the breakaway Australian Art Association, and subsequently became a significant figure in late 19th-century painting in Melbourne, producing “impressionist” landscapes and allegorical compositions. Further examples were acquired for the NGV after 1904.

In 1901, he returned to his native city of Porto, where he continued to paint until well into his seventies.


For the artist, see (biography by Susanne Mellor, published in ADB vol.5, 1974); Astbury Sunlight and Shadow (1989), pp.70-71 (for The Forest at Fontainebleu); and McDonald Art of Australia (2008), pp.370-73; see also AKL 85 (2015), pp.372-73, and Bénézit 8, p.1277 (both mentioning the Vision of St Stanislaus). For the other works by Loureiro in the NGV, see