From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, young aristocrats left Britain for their first overseas experience to learn about the art and culture of Europe. Follow NGV Curator Laurie Benson on your own Grand Tour of the NGV Collection.

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Britain & Europe 16th–18th Century
Gallery 22C, Level 2, NGV International
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Artwork 1
Bacino di S. Marco: From the Piazzetta, c. 1750 | CANALETTO
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Artwork 2
Grand Canal looking north-east to the Rialto Bridge, c. 1738 | Bernardo BELLOTTO
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Artwork 3
The Cumaean Sibyl delivering the Oracles, c. 1741 | Giovanni Paolo PANINI
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Artwork 4
The Finding of Moses, 1740-1745 | Giambattista TIEPOLO
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Artwork 5
Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, c. 1745 | Peter SCHEEMAKERS
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Artwork 6
Hon. Laurence Shirley, 4th son of the 1st Earl Ferrers, c. 1745 | Peter SCHEEMAKERS
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Artwork 7
Llyn Peris and Dolbadarn Castle, c. 1760-1763 | Richard WILSON
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Artwork 8
Demilune commode, c. 1785 | William MOORE  (attributed to) manufacturer
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Artwork 9
Pair of chairs, c.1790 | England manufacturer
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Artwork 10
Sir Sampson Gideon and an unidentified companion, 1767 |Pompeo BATONI
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Artwork 11
The Immaculate Conception, c. 1665 | Bartolomé Esteban MURILLO
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Artwork 12
The Crossing of the Red Sea, 1632-1634 | Nicolas POUSSIN
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Virtual Self-guided Experiences Playlist

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Exhibition Tour – Collecting Comme Art Tour – Women in Art: 17th–18th Century Exhibition Tour – Japanese Modernism Top Arts 2020 Exhibition Introduction Artist Talk – In Absence: NGV Architecture Commission 2019 Exhibition Tour – Colin McCahon: Letters and Numbers Sarabande from Bach’s Suite No 1 for Violoncello in the Salon Gallery Inspired by Salomon van Ruysdael's River landscape with boats Art Tour – The European Grand Tour Art Tour – The Great Nineteenth Century Art Highlights: The First Cloud & Anguish Debussy’s Syrinx in the Salon Gallery Inspired by Edward Burne-Jones’s The garden of Pan Bach’s Allemande from the D minor Partita No 2 in the Gallery Inspired by Meindert Hobbema’s The old oak Grace Crowley’s Girl with goats With Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture & Decorative Arts to 1980 A Master of Indigenous art: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula’s Kampurarrpa With Judith Ryan AM, Senior Curator of Indigenous art Louise Bouteiller’s Césarine de Houdetot, Baronne de Barante, reading Paul et Virginie With Senior Curator of International art, Ted Gott Edwin Landseer’s Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream With Senior Curator of International art, Ted Gott Arthur Streeton’s Corfe Castle With Curator of International Art, Laurie Benson In Absence | Behind the Design 2019 NGV Architecture Commission Part 5: Senior Warlpiri women render permanent sacred designs Marking Time guided exhibition tour Part 4: Iconography in modern art forms Marking Time guided exhibition tour Part 3: A momentous change in Indigenous Art Marking Time guided exhibition tour Part 2: From rock escarpment to bark Marking Time guided exhibition tour Part 1: Introducing Marking Time Marking Time guided exhibition tour Drop-by Drawing with Kenny Pittock | The Melon A how-to series on sketching Drop-by Drawing with Minna Gilligan A how-to series on sketching Drop-by Drawing with Lily Mae Martin A how-to series on sketching Josephine and Napoléon divorce Laurie Benson shares the story behind the painting Elizabeth Thompson’s The 28th Regiment at Quatre Bras A celebrated military painter A hand is discovered in Anne Forbes’ Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. Maria Quirk reflects on the work Tom Roberts: naturalistic bent Curator Talk Bertram Mackennal: Beauty to be discovered Curator Talk John Brack: Capturing the ordinary Curator Talk