Works included in this catalogue
Lewis (C.G.) after Rivière Daniel in the Lions’ Den {1876} NGV [PR]
Rivière Deer Stealers 1875 {1876} NGV [PA]
Rivière A Roman Holiday 1881 {1888} NGV [PA]
Stacpoole after Rivière All that was left of the ‘Homeward Bound’ {1876} NGV [PR]
Stacpoole after Rivière Charity {1876} NGV [PR]
Stacpoole after Rivière Circe and the Friends of Ulysses {1876} NGV [PR]

The artist, of Huguenot descent, specialized in paintings of animals; he was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1881.

The four engravings donated together in 1876 reproduce popular  1870s paintings by Rivière, combining his facility at depicting animals with other Victorian themes. All four are signed by the painter and the print-makers involved. 


For the artist, see Bénézit 11, pp.1128-29 (listing the NGV canvases); AKL 99 (2018), p.70; andère (a detailed account, with references)