[photo: title page of the 1894 NGV catalogue, illustrated edition (author’s copy)]


A large number of sources have been accessed in the compilation of this catalogue, both primary documentation from the pre-Felton period, and more recent sources.

In many cases, references specific to individual works catalogued are simply listed in the relevant entries.

Listed below are frequently cited sources, usually with a short title as indicated.

Abbreviations are also noted as appropriate.



Ackroyd Dominion (2018)
= Peter Ackroyd, The History of England, vol.V: Dominion, London: Macmillan, 2018

ADB: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Melbourne UP, 1966ff.; also published digitally from 2006 (by the Australian National University, Canberra)

AKL: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker, Leipzig etc., 1983ff. (various publishers; also known as Saur, after one of the early publishers)

AR 1870-71
= Report of the Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery of Victoria..., Melbourne, 1871 [report submitted to Parliament, further explaining that it surveys “the proceedings of the institution from the year 1853 to the year 1869, and for the year 1870-71”; available online]

AR 1871ff.: Annual reports listing NGV acquisitions year by year

Astbury City Bushmen (1985)
= Leigh Astbury, City Bushmen: the Heidelberg School and the rural mythology, Melbourne; Oxford UP, 1985

Astbury Sunlight and Shadow (1989)
= Leigh Astbury, Sunlight and Shadow: Australian Impressionist Painters 1880-1900, Sydney: Bay Books, 1989

= E.Bénézit & others, Dictionary of Artists, Paris: Editions Gründ, 2006 (14 vols.) [translation of French edition publ.in 1976; 1st publ.1911]

Benson Medieval Moderns (2015)
= Laurie Benson & others, Medieval Moderns: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Melbourne: NGV, 2015 (exh.cat.)

Berger Palace of the Sun (1993)
= Robert Berger, The Palace of the Sun: The Louvre of Louis XIV, Penn.State UP, 1993

Berger A Royal Passion (1994)
= Robert Berger, A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture, Cambridge UP, 1994

Bibliothèque nationale de France, catalogue: https://www.bnf.fr/en/catalogue

Boase “New Palace” (1954)
= T.S.R.Boase, “The Decorations of the New Palace of Westminster 1841-1863,” Journal of the Warburg & Courtauld Institutes 17 (1954), pp.319-58

Bonyhady Images in Opposition (1985)
= Tim Bonyhady, Images in Opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801-1890, Melbourne; Oxford University Press, 1985

Bonyhady The Colonial Earth (2000)
= Tim Bonyhady, The Colonial Earth, Melbourne University Press, 2000 (pbk ed. 2002)

Bonyhady & Sayers Heads of the People (2000)
= Tim Bonyhady & Andrew Sayers (ed.), Heads of the People: A Portrait of Colonial Australia, Canberra: National Portrait Gallery, 2000 (exh.cat.)

Browne & Partnow Photographic Artists (1983)
= Turner Browne & Elaine Partnow, Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators, New York: Macmillan, 1983

Bunbury Picture to Print (2006)
= Alisa Bunbury & others, Picture to Print: Reproductive Prints in the NGV Collection, Melbourne: NGV, 2006 (exh.cat.)

Bunbury This Wondrous Land (2011)
= Alisa Bunbury (ed.), This Wondrous Land: Colonial art on paper, Melbourne: NGV, 2011

Carmody “The Naked Saint” (2011)
= Shane Carmody, “The Naked Saint: Sir J.Edgar Boehm’s St George and the Dragon,” The La Trobe Journal, no.87 (May 2011), pp. 116-35 (available online)

Cox NGV (1970)
= Leonard Cox, The National Gallery of Victoria 1861-1968: A Search for a Collection, Melbourne: NGV, [1970]

Crombie Flagship (2002)
= Isobel Crombie (ed.), Flagship: Australian art in the National Gallery of Victoria, 1790-2000, Melbourne: NGV, 2002

DAAO: Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, Sydney, 2007ff.: https://www.daao.org.au  [see also Kerr 1992]

Darragh & Pullin Lieber Freund! (2018)
= Thomas Darragh & Ruth Pullin, Lieber Freund! Letters from Eugen von Guérard to Julius von Haast, Ballarat: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2018

Davies & Stanbury Mechanical Eye (1985)
= Alan Davies & Peter Stanbury, The Mechanical Eye in Australia: Photography 1841-1900, Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1985

Dean European paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries (1995)
= Sonia Dean, European paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 1995

Dictionary of Italian artists [Victoria] (1984)
= Dictionary of Italian painters, sculptors, draughtsmen and engravers in the state collections of Australia, Volume I. Victoria, Melbourne: Italian Institute of Culture, 1984

“Donations” (1863)
= “Donations of works of art to the Public Library,” The Age, Melbourne, Sat.25 April 1863 (available via Trove: see https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154966233)

Downer & Phipps Victorian Vision (1985)
= Christine Downer & Jennifer Phipps, Victorian Vision: 1834 onwards, Melbourne: NGV, 1985 (exh.cat.)

Draffin Montefiore (1987)
= Nicholas Draffin, “An enthusiastic amateur of the arts: Eliezer Levi Montefiore in Melbourne 1853-71,” Art Bulletin of Victoria 28 (1987), pp.93-104 (available online)

Duncan & Gregory Etching & Collecting (1985)
= Jenepher Duncan & John Gregory, Etching and Collecting: Prints from the Burnell Bequest of Monash University with selected works from other public galleries, Monash University Gallery, 1985 (exh.cat.)

Dunsmore & others Ancient Civilizations (2004)
= Amanda Dunsmore & others, Ancient Civilizations in the international collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 2004

Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869)
= Georges Duplessis, Le cabinet du roi, collection des estampes commandées par Louis XIV, Paris, 1869 [download available via Google Books]

Edwards Art of Glass (1998)
= Geoffrey Edwards, Art of Glass: Glass in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV/Macmillan, 1998

Fennessy LaTJ 75 (2005)
= Kathleen Fennessy, “For ‘Love of Art’: the museum of art and Picture Gallery at the Melbourne Public Library 1860-70,” LaTrobe Journal 75 (Autumn 2005), pp.5-20

Fine Arts Courts… Crystal Palace (1854)
= The Fine Arts Courts of the Crystal Palace, first and second series, 2 vols., London, 1854 (handbooks by Owen Jones & others, covering Egyptian art to modern sculpture, as exhibited at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 1854ff.)

For Auld Lang Syne (2014)
= Alison Inglis & Patricia Tryon Macdonald (eds.), For auld lang syne: images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, Ballarat Art Gallery, 2014 (exh.cat.)

Fuhring Kingdom of Images (2015)
= Peter Fuhring & others, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2015 (exh.cat.)

Galbally NGV (1987)
= Ann Galbally, The Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Oxford UP, 1987

Galbally “The Lost Museum” (1988)
= Ann Galbally, “The Lost Museum: Redmond Barry and Melbourne’s ‘Musée des Copies’,” Australian Journal of Art vol.VII (1988), pp.28-49

Galbally First Collections (1992)
= Ann Galbally & others, The First Collections: the Public Library and the National Gallery of Victoria in the 1850s and the 1860s, Melbourne University Gallery, 1992 (exh.cat.)

Gates re: Creation / Re-creation (1989)
= Merryn Gates (ed.). re: Creation / Re-creation: The Art of Copying, 19th & 20th Centuries, Monash University Gallery, 1989 (exh.cat.)

Gott & Benson 19C (2003)
= Ted Gott & Laurie Benson, 19th century painting and sculpture in the international collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 2003

Grant On paper (2003)
= Kirsty Grant, On paper: Australian Prints and Drawings in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 2003

Gregory & Zdanowicz Rembrandt (1988)
= John Gregory & Irena Zdanowicz, Rembrandt in the Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 1988

Gregory, “Rise and fall of Melbourne’s plaster cast collection” (2021)
= John Gregory, “The rise and fall of Melbourne’s plaster cast collection,” The LaTrobe Journal 106 (Sept.2021), pp.32-47.

Grishin Australian Art (2013)
= Sasha Grishin, Australian Art: a History, Melbourne: The Meigunyah Press, 2013

Guadagnini Photography: the Origins (2010)
= Walter Guadagnini (ed.), Photography, Vol.1: The Origins 1839-90, Milan: Skira, 2010 (trans.Paul Metcalfe & others)

Hamilton Strange Business (2014)
= James Hamilton, A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain, London: Atlantic Books, 2014

Hannavy 19C Photography (2008)
= John Hannavy (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography, 2 vols., London: Routledge, 2008

Haskell Rediscoveries in Art (1980)
= Francis Haskell, Rediscoveries in Art: some aspects of taste, fashion and collecting in England and France [1976], rev.ed., Cornell University Press, 1980

Haskell & Penny Taste and the Antique (1981)
= Francis Haskell & Nicholas Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, Yale University Press, 1981

Hayes “Burke and WiIls” (1988)
= Gerard Hayes, “Melbourne’s first monument: Charles Summers’ ‘Burke and Wills’,” The LaTrobe Journal 42, Spring 1988, pp.42-52

Hoff Before 1800 (1995)
= Ursula Hoff, European Paintings before 1800 in the National Gallery of Victoria (with contributions by Emma Devapriam), Melbourne: NGV, 1995 (4th revised ed. of catalogue 1st publ.1961)

IFF = André Linzeler & Jean Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français: graveurs du seizième siècle, Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 2 vols., 1932-38

Inglis “Art at Second Hand” (1988)
= Alison Inglis, “Art at Second Hand: Prints after European Pictures in Victoria before 1870,” Australian Journal of Art vol.VII (1988), pp.51-63

Inglis & others “Opening of the Museum of Art 1861” (2011)
= Alison Inglis, Fiona Moore & Pamela Tuckett, “’The Auspicious Commencement of so Grand a Design’: the opening of the Museum of Art at the Melbourne Public Library, 24 May 1861,” LaTrobe Journal 88 (Dec.2011), pp.27-39

Jakubowicz “True Portraiture” (2018)
= Stephen Jakubowicz “True Portraiture: David Roberts’ The Holy Land and Francis Frith’s ‘Photographic Prints of Egyptian antiquities’,” La Trobe Journal 102 (Sept.2018), pp.6ff.

Janson Nineteenth-century Sculpture (1985)
= H.W.Janson, Nineteenth-century Sculpture, London: Thames & Hudson, 1985.

Jones Robert Dowling (2010)
= John Jones, Robert Dowling: Tasmanian Son of Empire, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2010

Joppien “Three Drawings by William Hodges” (1976)
= Rüdiger Joppien, “Three Drawings by William Hodges (1744-1797),” LaTrobe Journal 18 (Oct.1976), pp.25-32

Joppien & Smith (1985)
= Rüdiger Joppien & Bernard Smith, The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages, Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1985

Kerr Dictionary (1992)
= Joan Kerr (ed.), The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1992 [see also DAAO, above]

Lane Decorative Arts (1980)
= Terence Lane, Decorative Arts in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 1980

Lane 19th-century Australian art (2003)
= Terence Lane, Nineteenth-century Australian art in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 2003

Lane “A life revealed: Emil Todt” (2006)
= Terence Lane, “A life revealed: Emil Todt, a German sculptor in nineteenth-century Melbourne,” Art Bulletin of Victoria 46, 2006

Louvre catalogue II (1981)
= Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée & Dominique Thibaut (ed.), Catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures du Louvre, vol.II: Italie, Espagne, Allemagne, Grande-Bretagne et divers (Paris: Louvre, 1981)

Louvre catalogue IV (1986)
= Isabelle Compin & Anne Roquebert (ed.), Catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures du Louvre, vol.IV: Ecole française L-Z (Paris: Louvre, 1986)

McDonald Art of Australia (2008)
= John McDonald, Art of Australia, Vol.I: Exploration to Federation, Sydney: Pan Macmillan, 2008

Mallalieu (1976)
= H.L.Mallalieu, The Dictionary of Watercolour Artists up to 1920, The Antique Collector’s Club, 1976

Menz & Legge Decorative Arts (2003)
= Christopher Menz & Margaret Legge, Decorative Arts in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 2003 (with contributions by Anna Nieuwenhuysen)

MPL: Melbourne Public Library (now SLV) [NB various published catalogues of the library collection cited as MPL 1857, 1861, etc.]

“Municipal Statuary” (1908) = “Municipal Statuary – The Public Library Collection – Some Quaint Figures,” The Age, Melbourne, 30 May 1908, p.6 (report on surplus plaster casts available): accessible via Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197337009)

Murray, NGV Story (2011)
= Phip Murray, the NGV Story: A Celebration of 150 Years, Melbourne: NGV, 2011

NGV: National Gallery of Victoria [other catalogues listed as NGV 1879, 1943 etc.]

NGV 1894 = Illustrated Catalogue of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: Public Library and NGV, 1894

NGV 1905 = Illustrated Catalogue of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: Public Library and NGV, 1905

Overell (1997)
= Richard Overell, Early Book Purchases in the Melbourne Public Library: Redmond Barry’s instructions to the Agent-General, Dec.3rd 1853, Melbourne: Ancora Press, 1997

Π.O., Heide, Sydney: Giramondo, 2019

Pang Asian Art (2003)
= Mae Anna Pang, Asian art in the international collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV, 2003

Pearce Swiss Artists in Australia (1991)
= Barry Pearce & others, Swiss Artists in Australia 1777-1991, Sydney: AGNSW, 1991

PF: NGV’s unpublished list of pre-Felton acquisitions (kindly supplied to the author, 2016)

Plant Love and Lament (2017)
= Margaret Plant, Love and Lament: an essay on the arts in Australia in the twentieth century, Port Melbourne: Thames & Hudson, 2017

“Poor Prices at Sale of Sculptures,” The Age, Melbourne, 19 May 1943 (available via Trove): see 1943 auction of NGV sculpture

Posner Annibale Carracci (1971)
= Donald Posner, Annibale Carracci and the Reform of Italian Painting around 1600, 2 vols., London: Phaidon, 1971

Poynter Mr Felton’s Bequests (2003/2008)
= John Poynter, Mr Felton’s Bequests, Melbourne: The Meigunyah Press, 2003, rev.edn. 2008

Princeton Versailles on Paper (2015)
= Versailles on Paper. Princeton University Library, 2015 (exh.cat.) [previously available online]

Pullin Nature Revealed (2011)
= Ruth Pullin & others, Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed, Melbourne: NGV, 2011

Pullin “Von Guérard’s first Australian Sketchbooks” (2014)
= Ruth Pullin, “Not lost, just hiding: Eugene von Guérard’s first Australian Sketchbooks,” La Trobe Journal nos.93-94, Sept.2014, pp.5-21.

Pullin Artist as Traveller (2018)
= Ruth Pullin, The artist as traveler: the sketchbooks of Eugene von Guérard, Ballarat Art Gallery/SLV, 2018

Radford Early Australian Sculpture (1976)
= Ron Radford & others, Early Australian Sculpture: From its beginnings up to circa 1920, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, [1976] (exh.cat.)

Rankin Bernard Hall (2013)
= Gwen Rankin, L.Bernard Hall: The man the art world forgot, Sydney: New South, 2013

Saur: see AKL

SB: NGV Stock-book (also known as “Acquisitions Register”)

Scarlett Australian Sculptors (1980)
= Scarlett, Ken, Australian Sculptors, Melbourne: Nelson, 1980

Simmons Flaxman and Europe (1984)
= Simmons, Sarah, Flaxman and Europe: The Outline Illustrations and their Influence, Garland, 1984 (Outstanding theses from the Courtauld Institute)

SLV: State Library of Victoria

SLV Art of the Collection (2007)
= State Library of Victoria & various authors, The Art of the Collection, Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press/SLV, 2007

Smith European Vision (1960/1989)
= Bernard Smith, European Vision and the South Pacific [1960], rev.edn., Yale/Oxford, 1989

Stuart LaT J 29 (1982)
= Lurline Stuart, “Fund Raising in Colonial Melbourne: The Shakespeare Statue, the Brooke Bust and the Garibaldi Sword,” LaTrobe Journal 29 (1982), pp.1-12

Stuart James Smith (1989)
= Lurline Stuart, James Smith: The Making of a Colonial Culture, Allen & Unwin, 1989

Sturgeon Australian Sculpture (1978)
= Graeme Sturgeon, The Development of Australian Sculpture 1788-1975, London: Thames & Hudson, 1978

Suite et Arrangement (1727)
= Suite et Arrangement des Volumes d’Estampes, dont les planches sont a la bibliotheque du Roy, Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1727 [download available via Google Books]

Taylor Australian Impressionists in France (2013)
= Elena Taylor, Australian Impressionists in France, Melbourne: NGV, 2013 (exh.cat.)

Tomory & Gaston (1989)
= Peter Tomory & Robert Gaston, Summary Catalogue: European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand Public Collections, Sydney, 1989

Topliss The Artists’ Camps (1992)
= Helen Topliss, The Artists’ Camps: ‘Plein Air’ Painting in Australia, Alphington, 1992

Vaughan “Art collectors” (1976)
= Gerard Vaughan, “Art collectors in colonial Victoria 1854-1892: an analysis of taste and patronage” (BA Honours thesis in Fine Arts, University of Melbourne, 1976) (available online)

Vaughan “Queen Empress” (2013)
= Gerard Vaughan, “The Cult of the Queen Empress”, Art Bulletin of Victoria 50, 2013

Victorian Olympians (1975)
= Renée Free & others, Victorian Olympians: an exhibition of works in Australian and New Zealand collections, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1975 (exh.cat.)

Watson “Victorian Art Exhibition 1864-65” (2011)
= Michael Watson, “The Victorian Art Exhibition 1864-65,” LaTrobe Journal 88 (Dec.2011), pp.40-51

Wood Victorian Painters (1995)
= Christopher Wood, Dictionary of British Art, Vol.IV: Victorian Painters, 2 vols., Woodridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1995 [1st publ. 1971; rev.ed.1978]

Zdanowicz Dürer (1994)
= Irena Zdanowicz (ed.), Albrecht Dürer in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: NGV, 1994

Zdanowicz “Herkomer” (1993)
= Irena Zdanowicz, “Prints of fortune: Hubert Herkomer’s 1891-92 etching purchases for the National Gallery of Victoria,” Art Bulletin of Victoria 33 (1993)

Zdanowicz Masters of Emotion (2007)
= Irena Zdanowicz, Masters of Emotion: Exploring the emotions from the old masters to the present, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2007 (exh.cat.)

Zubans Phillips Fox (1995)
= Ruth Zubans, E.Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, Melbourne: Miegunyah Press, 1995