This collection of English and European landscapes, allegories and portraits includes some remarkable paintings, sculptures and decorative arts reflecting European salon trends of the mid-to-late 19th century.
When these works entered our collection they were considered essential to any serious Australian art collection.
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.
Our substantial collection of French paintings was donated by renowned local doctor JA Neptune Scott in the middle of the 20th century. Some of the most notable artists whose works form the Scott collection are Alfred Sisley, Charles Francois Daubigney and Eugene Isabey.