AGWA COLLECTION

Frederick McCubbin Down on his luck 1889

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Discover AGWA’s oldest gallery space and explore early works in the Collection including the iconic Down on his luck by Frederick McCubbin.

Presenting works from the 1800s to the 1910s, this display features examples of some of the key art movements of the nineteenth century.

Many works take landscape as their subject,

and the artistic approaches range from a precise observation of nature to impressionist works capturing the fleeting e­ects of light and atmosphere.

Also on view are works that tell a story, and portraits that reveal the inner psychological state of their subjects.

   

NEW HOME FOR OLD MASTERS


From 23 July to 11 August, the AGWA Historical collection will be closed while it moves to its new home in the Gallery main building. This new display will complete the gallery-wide, AGWA Collection refresh.

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope you come back to visit the collection in its new home from 11 August, including ten historical paintings to see before you die.

From August to November 2018, it will be shown alongside Sidney Nolan’s iconic Ned Kelly series on loan from the National Gallery of Australia.

   

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Frederick McCubbin

Down on his luck 1889

oil on canvas, 145 x 183.3 x 14 cm (framed) 114.5 x 152.5 cm (painting)

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased 1896

Arthur Streeton

The hillside 1895

oil on panel

23.3 x 27.3 cm (sight) 45.1 x 49.3 x 5.0 cm (framed)

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased with funds from the Geoffrey William Robinson Bequest Fund, 1990









 


 

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