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The return of Ulysses



Frederick Trevelyan Goodall


1848 - 11 Apr 1871




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


103.0 x 128.6 cm sight; 130.0 x 155.8 x 4.3 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., red paint "TREV GOODALL/1869".


Gift of Colonel A. Hanbury-Sparrow 1970

Accession number


Artist information

Frederick Trevelyan Goodall

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Edith Sparrow, England, Gift of the artist 1871

Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury-Sparrow, Buckinghamshire/England, Gift of Colonel A. Hanbury-Sparrow 1970. By descent from his aunt Edith Sparrow.

Referenced in 15 publications


Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, p 17.

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, p 4, illus p 4.

Renée Free and Peter Laverty, Victorian Olympians, Sydney, 1975, pp 16–17, 55, no 11, illus p 55.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 70, illus p 70.

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, London, 1905-1906, vol 3, 1905, p 269.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 89, no 771, illus p 191.

J. Maas, Gambart: prince of the Victorian art world, 1975, p 231.

Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Sydney, Jul 1972, p 67, illus p 72. Art Gallery of New South Wales special number.

Pall Mall Gazette, ‘Pictures at the Royal Academy (third article)’, London, 20 May 1870, pp 11–12: p 12.

Victorian social conscience, Sydney, 1976, p 11, illus p 11.

Art Journal, London, 1871, p 166.

Times, 'The Royal Academy exhibition (third article)', London, 18 May 1870, p 6.

The Graphic, 'Royal Academy', London, 09 Jul 1870, p 39.

The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, MDCCCLXX, the one hundred and second, London, 1870, p 17, no 234.

Report of the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: report covering the period January–December, 1970, Sydney, 1971, pp 5, 10.