Explore the enormous social changes that took place in the nineteenth-century and how these are reflected in the art and design of the period, from the industrial revolution to William Morris and the rise of the Arts and Crafts movement, to the influence of Japan and the overthrowing of historicism at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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International Collection 19th–20th Century
Gallery 17, Level 2, NGV International
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Artwork 1
Homer vase c.1800 | WEDGWOOD, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (Manufacturer)
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Artwork 2
Tazza vase c.1815-1820 | WEDGWOOD, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (manufacturer)
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Artwork 3
Cup and cover 1806-1807 | Paul STORR
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Artwork 4
Entrée dish and stand 1821-1822 | Paul STORR
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Artwork 5
Covered vase 1825-1825 | Rebecca EMES & Edwaed BARNARD, London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 6
Tray 1807-1808 | Benjamin SMITH (manufacturer) RUNDELL, BRIGE AND RUNDELL, London (retailer)
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Artwork 7
Pair of pole firescreens c.1802 | Thomas HOPE
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Artwork 8
Pier commode c.1818 | George BULLOCK (designer and manufacturer)
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Artwork 9
Ewer and stand c.1880 | MEISSEN PROCELAIN FACTORY, Meissen (manufacturer)
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Artwork 10
Card table 1860-1870 | FRANCE (manufacturer)
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Artwork 11
Pair of chairs, from the library, Abney Hall, Cheshire early 1850s | Augustus Welby Northmore PUGIN (designer), CRACE & SONS, London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 12
Writing table c.1855 | Augustus Welby Northmore PUGIN (designer), E.W PUGIN (designer), CRACE & SONS, London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 13
Bread plate c.1848 | MINTON, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (manufacturer), Augustus Welby Northmore PUGIN (designer)
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Artwork 14
Pair of candlesticks designed c.1846; manufactured 1850-1875 | Augustus Welby Northmore PUGIN (designer), JOHN HARDMAN & CO. Birmingham (manufacturer)
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Artwork 15
Sideboard c.1871 | Bruce J. TALBERT (designer), GILLOW & CO., Lancaster and London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 16
Sussex armchair c.1860 | MORRIS & CO., London (manufacturer), Philip WEBB (attributed to) (designer)
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Artwork 17
Sussex sidechair c.1860 | MORRIS & CO., London (manufacturer), Philip WEBB (attributed to) (designer)
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Artwork 18
Muffin dish c.1900 | Charles Robert ASHBEE (DESIGNER), GUILD OF HANDICRAFT, London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 19
Sideboard c.1872 | John MOYR SMITH (designer), COX & SON, London (attributed to) (manufacturer)
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Artwork 20
Sideboard designed 1867; manufactured c. 1886-1887 | E. W. GODWIN (designer), WILLIAM WATT, London (manufacturer)
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Artwork 21
Baluster c. 1887 | J. COCHRANE & G. SCOTT, Melbourne (manufacturer)
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Artwork 22
Vase 1871-1878 | MINTON, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (manufacturer),
Charles TOFT junior (decorator)
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Artwork 23
Toast rack c. 1880 | Christopher DRESSER (designer), JAMES DIXON & SONS, Sheffield (manufacturer)
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Artwork 24
Vase c. 1892-1896 | Christopher DRESSER (designer) AULT POTTERY, Swadlincote, Derbyshire (manufacturer)
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Artwork 25
Match pot 1867 | Christopher DRESSER (designer), MINTON, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (manufacturer)
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Artwork 26
Lady’s writing desk and chair (Bureau de dame et chaise) c. 1888-1895 | Carlo BUGATTI
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Artwork 27
Side table c. 1900 | Carlo BUGATTI
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Artwork 28
Chair 1902 | Carlo BUGATTI
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Artwork 29
Rocking armchair 1840 | UNITED STATES
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Artwork 30
Oval carrier 1840-1860 | UNITED STATES
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Artwork 31
Oval covered box 1850-1900 | UNITED STATES
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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