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	Image: Alphonse de Neuville The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 1880 (detail)

ReCollection: Alphonse de Neuville

Hear from military historian Clinton Reilly

Join military historian Clinton Reilly to hear about The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 by Alphonse de Neuville and learn about the historical context of the painting and how British Imperialists made a triumph from disaster.

Meet at the information desk.

This is one of our ReCollection series of short talks celebrating the Art Gallery of NSW collection at lunchtime on Thursdays from 7 April to 30 June 2016. Each week an artist, curator or expert picks a work from the collection and addresses a particular premise, from their own personal inspiration to historical themes.

View The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 in full in the collection

Image: Alphonse de Neuville The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 1880 (detail)

Thursday 26 May 2016, 12.30pm

Free

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Related gallery: European galleries