Exhibitions

2000-2010
Victorian visions audio tour

Richard Beresford, senior curator of European art, looks at key works from the exhibition Victorian visions: nineteenth-century art from the John Schaeffer Collection
Each commentary runs for around 5 minutes.

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    Artworks are labelled headphones
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Richard Redgrave (1804–88)
The sempstress 1846
oil on canvas, 63.9 x 76.9cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Daniel Maclise (1806–70)
Scene – lawn before the Duke’s palace; Orlando about to engage with Charles, the Duke’s wrestler 1854, background repainted c1855–56
oil on canvas, 129 x 177.1cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Edward Matthew Ward (1816–79)
The last parting of Marie Antoinette and her son 1856
oil on canvas, 122.4 x 182.1cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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James Collinson (1825–81)
To let c1857
oil on canvas, 59 x 46cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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James Collinson (1825–81)
For sale c1857
oil on canvas, 30.2 x 25.4cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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James Archer (1816–79)
The parting of Burns and Highland Mary 1858
oil on canvas, 91.5 x 71cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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William Holman Hunt (1827–1910)
Il dolce far niente 1859[?], 1860[?], 1865–66, retouched by the artist 1874–75
oil on canvas, 99 x 82.5cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Thomas Faed (1816–79)
Worn out 1868
oil on canvas, 105.7 x 145.4cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Frederic Leighton (1830–96)
Athlete struggling with a python original 1874–77, marble replica 1888–91
marble, height 178cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Edmund Blair Leighton (1816–79)
Till death us do part 1878–79
oil on canvas, 152.4 x 111.1cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Frank Dicksee (1853–1928)
Chivalry 1885
oil on canvas, 182.7 x 136.6cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)
Mariamne 1887
oil on canvas, 259 x 180cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Frederic Leighton (1830–96)
Study for ‘Flaming June’ c1895
oil on canvas, 11.5 x 11cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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Edward Robert Hughes (1851–1914)
Wings of the morning 1905
watercolour heightened with body colour and gold paint, 70 x 104cm
The Schaeffer Collection

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All photos Dallan Wright © Eprep/FOV Editions (excluding Frederic Leighton Athlete struggling with a python, photography AGNSW)