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Ramsay painting Consolation

Ramsay painting Consolation in his studio at 312 Flinders St. Melbourne, at about 1900. This painting was inspired by the Keats’ poem Hyperion and it remained one of Ramsay’s most treasured yet irritating possessions.

He worked on it for 3 years and couldn’t seem to finish it. For example, the figure of Saturn has a white beard in a later reworking in Paris. The female model was his fiancée Lischen Muller.

Ramsay was a talented musician, and his spinet can be seen behind him.