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Arthur Streeton Fire’s on 1891 oil on canvas 183.8 x 122.5 cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purchased, 1893

Arthur Streeton Fire’s on 1891 oil on canvas 183.8 x 122.5 cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purchased, 1893

Winter Morning after Rain, Gardiner's Creek. Painted in Melbourne, 1885, by Tom Roberts. National Gallery South Australia, Adelaide.  2011

Winter Morning after Rain, Gardiner's Creek. Painted in Melbourne, 1885, by Tom Roberts. National Gallery South Australia, Adelaide. 2011

"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.

Tom Roberts - Study for the Portrait of Philip Gidley King 1894

Tom Roberts - Study for the Portrait of Philip Gidley King 1894

Coming South by Tom Roberts.    Painted in Melbourne, 1885-86. National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne. Gift 1967.

Coming South by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, 1885-86. National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne. Gift 1967.

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

Tom Roberts, Slumbering Sea, Mentone, 1887

Tom Roberts, Slumbering Sea, Mentone, 1887

Mrs. L. Abrahams by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, 1888. National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased 1946.

Mrs. L. Abrahams by Tom Roberts. Painted in Melbourne, 1888. National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased 1946.

A Sunday Afternoon Picnic at Box Hill, 1886 - Tom Roberts (Australian, 1856-1931)

A Sunday Afternoon Picnic at Box Hill, 1886 - Tom Roberts (Australian, 1856-1931)

‘It is itself and free’: Tom Roberts’s A Break Away!, 1891.

Australia’s Impressionists review – from the outback to the Riviera