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Hugh Ramsay, Seated girl, c. 1894-1906, oil on canvas on board, 95.2 x 70.1 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Melbourne High School to Melbourne Teachers College 1965.
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The Hugh Ramsay Collection links the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first of the twentieth. It includes fine examples of portraiture, academic drawings and studies for major paintings by this remarkable Australian artist. Regarded as one of Australia’s finest tonal painters, Ramsay’s career was cut short by his premature death in 1906 at the age of twenty-eight. Ramsay studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne in the late 1890s and then worked in London and Paris, where his career seemed assured after success at the New Salon, but ill heath forced him to return to Melbourne