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This large oil on canvas history painting by Victorian artist Ford Madox Brown was purchased (directly from the artist) by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1876. Subtitled “Geoffrey Chaucer Reading the ‘Legend of Custance’ to…

This painting by prominent English artist J M W Turner was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria in 1888 by the Duke of Westminster. Depicting castle ruins on a rugged cliff top above a stormy ocean, this painting is, as Ted Gott et al suggest,…