British Art

Aspects of the comprehensive collection of historical British painting and sculpture at the NGV comes together for the first time in a dedicated, searchable microsite in which art offers perspectives into world history, politics, cultural change, family and nature across four centuries.

Researched and written by NGV curators and specialist conservators.

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Screen form robert adams A girl on the balcony michael andrews All night long michael andrews Still life, beetroots leonard appelbee People in a wind kenneth armitage Portrait of a lady mary beale Portrait of the artist’s son, Bartholomew Beale mary beale Three self-portraits john bratby The monopolist robert buss Helen and Jane philip connard Small man in a landscape william crozier Southwold, Suffolk edwin edwards Marcus Curtius benjamin robert haydon The bell buoy charles napier hemy Queen Victoria hubert herkomer Andalusian farm tristram hillier Home again! frank holl Widowed frank holl Fair Rosamund arthur hughes Yellow fields henry inlander Collioure james dickson innes Man reading a newspaper roland jarvis Portrait of a boy (Robin) augustus john Rt. Hon. Harold Chaloner Dowdall, Lord Mayor of Liverpool and his sword-bearer augustus john The artist’s daughter augustus john White primula augustus john The nun gwen john A Salvation Army shelter e. borough johnson Marshlands cecil lawson Musical moments charles h. mackie Summer landscape edward middleditch Outside the harbour henry moore Virginian partridges cedric morris 1938 ben nicholson The first cloud william quiller orchardson Still life s. j. peploe Oedipus glyn warren philpot Spring alan reynolds Aliens at prayer william rothenstein Charles Conder william rothenstein Portrait of my parents (Porträt meiner Eltern) william rothenstein Two chairs on fire jack smith African panthers john macallan swan New risen hope annie l. swynnerton The lady in white annie l. swynnerton The house of Derain at Chambourcy (La Maison de Derain, Chambourcy) james taylor The Levant Mine john tunnard