19th Century International Art
Bendigo Art Gallery has some remarkable paintings, sculptures and decorative arts reflecting European salon trends of the mid-to-late 19th century. British works in the collection include sentimental works such as Homeless by Thomas Kennington, Too Late by Herbert Schmalz, and the stunning photo-realism of the The Arab Blacksmith by Thomas Sheard.
These and other works in the collection reflect an era when English and European landscapes, allegories and portraits were seen as an essential part of any Australian art collection.
Thomas Kennington, Homeless 1890, oil on canvas, purchased 1906