This issue of the Art Bulletin of Victoria 1973 encompasses essays that examine works from the NGV’s collection as well as from galleries across Victoria:

A. D. Trendall comments on the additions of an Attic white ground Lekythos and a Gnathian squat Lekythos to the NGV’s Greek vase collection in 1971–72; William Culican attempts to date silk and chevaliers  from the age of the Sassanian empire; Terence Lane analyses the fascinating Gum-nut Art Nouveau style in the furniture of Robert Prenzel; Audrey Banfield and Frances McCarthy introduce the recent acquisitions of the Benalla Art Gallery and the Bendigo Art Gallery – Les Kossatz’s Building blocks and Rupert Bunny’s The sun bath, respectively; Beth Sinclair gives a brief history of the Castlemaine Art Gallery; Katrina Rumley and Keith Rogers discuss recent acquisitions to the Geelong Art Gallery and the Shepparton Art Gallery – pottery by Ken Leveson and The old road by Arthur Streeton; Irena Zdanowicz examines the collection of seventeenth century German silver held by the Hamilton Art Gallery; and R. R. McNicoll gives an update on the National Gallery Society.

We trust you will enjoy the articles and appreciate the breadth and depth of the contributors’ research and scholarship in this edition.