1 May 2010

National Gallery of Victoria obtains Ned Kelly painting

7:54 am on 1 May 2010

The National Gallery of Victoria has acquired one of the 1955 Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan.

Kelly With Horse was bought by the Victorian Government from a private collector for $A2.2 million.

It has been gifted to the NGV to mark its 150th birthday celebrations next year.

The ABC reports the image of Kelly in a black helmet is one of the most dramatic depictions of the outlaw from the series.