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This photographic artwork by Australian artist Fiona Hall belongs to a series titled ‘Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy’. It is held by The National Gallery of Australia and depicts a scene from canto XIII of Dante…

This oil on canvas painting by well-known nineteenth-century artist Edward Burne-Jones was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Arthur Moon. It is one of seven paintings from a ‘St George and the Dragon’ narrative cycle that…

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 photographic artwork by Australian artist Fiona Hall was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1984. In the photograph Hall has reconstructed her own version of the scene from medieval Dutch painter Jan van Eyck’s famous 1434 oil…

Tasmanian Gothic is the website for Tasmanian artist Elizabeth Barsham (formerly E.M. Christensen). Her work is inspired by such things as medieval tapestries and the Renaissance artists Pieter Bruegel and Albrecht Dürer (according to the ‘just a…

This work by William Adolphe Bouguereau was acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1899 with funds from the Elder Bequest. It depicts the Virgin Mary, clothed in a dark green dress with gold trim and seated against a backdrop of rich gold…

A view of the chapel interior at St Ildephonsus’ College in New Norcia. St Ildephonsus was a seventh-century monk at the Benedictine monastery of Agli near Toledo. From 657 until his death in 667, he served as the Archbishop of Toledo. One…