Venice, Italy, from above

Venice, Italy, from above

Tom Roberts - Coming South 1885-86  Painting from sketches while aboard the S.S. Lusitania, travelling from England to Australia

Tom Roberts - Coming South 1885-86 Painting from sketches while aboard the S.S. Lusitania, travelling from England to Australia

A Summer Morning Tiff by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, 1886. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria.  1943

A Summer Morning Tiff by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, 1886. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria. 1943

"Down on his luck" is one of the first of a series of large-scale figure paintings by Frederick McCubbin (1889), inspired by Australia’s early history. The painting depicts an unlucky gold prospector contemplating his future as he sits by a small campfire.

"Down on his luck" is one of the first of a series of large-scale figure paintings by Frederick McCubbin (1889), inspired by Australia’s early history. The painting depicts an unlucky gold prospector contemplating his future as he sits by a small campfire.

Allegro Con Brio, Bourke St. West by Tom Roberts.  Painted in Melbourne, c.1885-86 & 1890.   National Library of Australia & National Gallery Australia, Canberra.  Purchased 1920.

Allegro Con Brio, Bourke St. West by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, c.1885-86 & 1890. National Library of Australia & National Gallery Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1920.

Tom Roberts painting 'The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, May 9, 1901, by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York, Exhibition

Tom Roberts painting 'The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, May 9, 1901, by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York, Exhibition

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