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The James Fairfax Collection

Exhibition: 17 April - 20 July 2003

In 1992 the Art Gallery exhibited a collection of 29 works from the James Fairfax Collection. Most of these have since been donated to public galleries in Australia. In 2003 this collection will be combined with another new, private Fairfax collection never before exhibited. Assembled with the discerning eye of a great connoisseur-collector the new Fairfax collection includes important paintings by Titian, Moroni, David, Rubens and Ter Brugghen, as well as a magnificent group of prints and drawings by Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Delacroix, and Géricault. Many of these works are of the finest of their kind in existence and they include totally new discoveries, unpublished and never before seen in public. A spectacularly rich display in the Fairfax Galleries will be accompanied by a fully researched new catalogue of the whole Fairfax collection, a tribute to the Gallery’s greatest benefactor.

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Constantius appoints Constantin as his successor, 1622
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney