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This painting by Val Prinsep was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria in 1934 by A L Prinsep. It depicts a woman, who the title identifies as Jane Shore, crouching under a bridge in an attempt to hide from a group of soldiers looking to arrest…

This work by English artist Arthur Hughes depicts the twelfth-century figure of Rosamund in the garden that King Henry II of England created for her at his royal residence in Oxfordshire. Rosamund was Henry’s mistress. She was reputedly poisoned in…