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Victorian watercolours: styles and display

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By the Art Gallery of NSW
The watercolour court at the Art Gallery of NSW in about 1888. John Horbury Hunt’s suite of galleries or
‘courts’ was replaced by the imposing late-Victorian interiors designed by Walter Liberty Vernon, which opened in stages between 1897 and 1901. Image from Art Gallery of NSW Archive

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The watercolour court at the Art Gallery of NSW in about 1888. John Horbury Hunt’s suite of galleries or
‘courts’ was replaced by the imposing late-Victorian interiors designed by Walter Liberty Vernon, which opened in stages between 1897 and 1901. Image from Art Gallery of NSW Archive

Walter Liberty Vernon’s long gallery hung entirely with watercolours around the time it opened in 1901. Image from Art Gallery of NSW Archive

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Walter Liberty Vernon’s long gallery hung entirely with watercolours around the time it opened in 1901. Image from Art Gallery of NSW Archive