Victorian visions

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.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Thursday 20 May 2010 to Sunday 29 August 2010

Chivalry, 1885 image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 15 March 2010.
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The collection has been assembled by John Schaeffer, Australia’s most passionate and highly respected collector of 19th-century European art.

Many of the works of art are superb examples from these significant artists. Among them are Mariamne by J W Waterhouse, which featured prominently in the recent 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.