Rupert Bunny character jug produced by Campbell Pottery in Tasmania, Australia, circa 1940. Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (1864 - 1947) was an Australian painter. Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, he achieved success and critical acclaim as an expatriate in Paris. He gained an honorable mention at the Paris Salon of 1890 with his painting Tritons and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 with his Burial of St Catherine of Alexandria. The French state acquired 13 of his works for the Musee du Luxembourg and regional collections. He was a "sumptuous colorist and splendidly erudite painter of ideal themes, and the creator of the most ambitious Salon paintings produced by an Australian."