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Sydney ART – AGNSW Victorian Visions

May 20, 2010toAugust 29, 2010

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Art Gallery of NSW exhibition of works by Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Burne-Jones, Leighton, Poynter, Watts and Waterhouse.

  • On view: 20 May – 29 August 2010
  • Free

Victorian Visions
The exhibition Victorian Visions  presents an impressive collection of some 45 paintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by some of the luminaries of Victorian art, including works by Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Burne-Jones, Leighton, Poynter, Watts and Waterhouse.

The collection has been assembled by John Schaeffer, Australia’s most passionate and highly respected collector of 19th century European art.  The exhibition is on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 20 May to 29 August 2010.  This is the first time that many of these works have been seen in Australia.

Many of the works of art are superb examples from these significant artists.  For example, the impressive 2.6-metre tall painting Mariamne by J W Waterhouse that recently featured so prominently in the Waterhouse exhibition at the Royal Academy, London; Holman Hunt’s Il dolce far niente, recently in the Holman Hunt exhibition in Manchester and Toronto; Richard Redgrave’s The sempstress, one of the most important and most discussed early Victorian social realist images; and Leighton’s Athlete struggling with a python, long recognised as the seminal work in British new sculpture.

On view: 20 May – 29 August 2010
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
 
Telephone: (02) 9225 1744 or recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National Toll Free 1800 679 278
 
Hours: 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Art After Hours Wednesday nights until 9pm
 
Admission: Free

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