This issue of the Art Bulletin of Victoria 1975 encompasses essays that discuss works from a variety of areas across the NGV’s collection:

Martin Butlin appraises a newly-discovered masterpiece by J. M. W. Turner; A. D. Trendall comments on phlyax plays in the artwork of a recently acquired Campanian phlyax vase; Ursula Hoff examines Rembrandt’s Shell – conus marmoreus in comparison with Wenzel Hollar’s Conus imperialis; Irena Zdanowicz analyses Edgar Degas’s monotype, Madame Cardinal scolding an admirer, an illustration for Halévy’s La Famille Cardinal; Jennie Boddington studies the life and work of J. W. Lindt and the development of his photographic style; Mae Anna Pang introduces Huang Pin-Hung as China’s greatest painter of the 20th century and reviews two of his paintings acquired into the collection; Annette Dixon notes on closed-circuit video as a new artistic medium; Rowena Clark remarks on the extensive Anne Schofield costume collection; and D. H. Merry presents the latest news of the National Gallery Society of Victoria.

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