Art Journal
Edition 8

Annual Bulletin of the National Gallery of Victoria 1966–67 presents a variety of articles on the following topics: 
W. Culican examines the NGV’s sculptured head of Gudea – the ruler of Lagash in 2080 B.C., Patrick Ryan provides a synopsis of a colour film that has been made about the NGV and A. D. Trendall dicussses a collection of south-Italian ancient vases. Ursula Hoff analyses French artist Francois Boucher’s magnificent pastel Madame de Pompadour and his brush drawing The Adoration of the Shepherds.

This edition also comprises texts about recent NGV acquisitions such as The battle of the sea gods by Andrea Mantegna, as well as an ink-and-brush drawing: Old man kneeling by Japanese artist Hokusai.

We hope you will enjoy reading these articles of significant research and scholarship.

Ursula Hoff, Commissioning Editor