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Title

The marriage at Cana of Galilee

1861
reworked 1863

Artist

Adelaide Ironside

Australia

17 Nov 1831 - 15 Apr 1867

Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
Alternate image of The marriage at Cana of Galilee by Adelaide Ironside
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  • Details

    Other Title
    The marriage of Cana at Galilee
    Place where the work was made
    Rome Italy
    Dates
    1861
    reworked 1863
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas on hardboard
    Dimensions
    106.1 x 147.7 board; 117.0 x 158.6 x 6.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the Warden and Fellows of St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1992
    Location
    19th c Australian art
    Accession number
    74.1992
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Adelaide Ironside

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The first Australian-born artist to study in Europe, Adelaide Ironside aspired to history painting, the highest category of art in her day. 'The marriage at Cana of Galilee' 1861/1863 – the most important painting of her career – portrays Christ's first public miracle, the transformation of water into wine during the marriage feast at Cana in Galilee.

    Painted in Rome, 'The marriage' was exhibited at the Colonial Court of the 1862 International Exhibition in London. It was returned to Sydney after the artist's premature death, and was owned for many years by the all-male St Paul's College, University of Sydney.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Rome

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 39 publications

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