In 1908, English-born, Paris-based artist Gwen John took a job as an artist model for the Swiss-German painter Ottilie Roederstein.
In 1877 an engaging portrait drawing of a child by William Dyce (fig. 1) was given to the National Gallery of Victoria by a little-known collector, Duncan Elphinstone Cooper.
The portrait of Maria Elizabeth O’Mullane and her children was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1976 from a distant cousin of Maria O’Mullane’s descen
The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired a Madonna in prayer of exceptional beauty and quality by the seventeenth-century painter Giovanni Battista Salvi, ‘Il Sassoferrato̵
It was no coincidence that in 1861 the National Gallery of Victoria was officially opened by the governor, Sir Henry Barkly, on Queen Victoria’s birthday, 24 Ma