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Lost Eugene von Guerard masterpiece is finally home after 150 years

April 12, 2017

The Daily Telegraph  |  Elzaibeth Fortescue

IT was, says Sotheby’s Australia chairman Geoffrey Smith, “a jaw-dropping moment”. Here it was in his office, a Eugene von Guerard landscape painting whose whereabouts had eluded scholars for almost 150 years. And most unexpectedly of all, the picture had come back to Melbourne, where it was created, from Mexico.


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