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Virginia Dahlenburg on 'Black Thursday, February 6th, 1851'

Virginia Dahlenburg, senior conservator, paintings at the State Library of Victoria and Gordon Darling Fellowship recipient, discusses William Strutt and his iconic work, Black Thursday, February 6th, 1851.

Strutt’s dramatic painting of the 1851 bushfires in Victoriavividly depicts groups of terrified people and animals fleeing the dense smoke of the advancing fire. It is on display in the Cowen Gallery.

This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series.

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