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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 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…

This article from The Australian Women’s Weekly in 1955 posits contemporary Australian society as being at the precipice of a ‘New Renaissance’ in terms of widening access to and public interest in fine art. Pinpointing Ancient…

This work by Arthur Boyd was acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1969 with funds from the Morgan Thomas Bequest. It depicts St Francis of Assisi being beaten by his father, who is known to have objected to Francis’ religious…

This artwork by Yugoslavian-Australian artist Michael Galovic depicts St Francis of Assisi, the thirteenth-century religious reformer, preaching to birds in his characteristic brown habit. It is an example of the artist’s modern religious…

This linocut print, Mother and Child (1985), by artist G. W. Bot depicts a Madonna and child scene in which the frame is occupied almost exclusively by a Virgin Mary figure holding a child. Although held by a private collector, the piece was…

This woodblock print, from Salvatore Zofrea’s Appassionata collection, was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by the Italian-Australian artist in 2002. Depicting a scene in Chartres Cathedral, it features the gothic arches, vaulted…

This article from The Argus in 1930 reports on the return to Melbourne of famed Australian mosaic and stained glass artist Mervyn Napier Wallace and his wife. Napier, whose mosaics in the Melbourne Town Hall and the National Gallery were already well…