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Augustus Leopold Egg RA (London 2 May 1816 – 26 March 1863 Algiers) was a Victorian artist best known for his modern triptych Past and Present (1858), which depicts the breakup of a middle-class Victorian family.

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The Clique

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A Dramatic Reading of Augustus Leopold Egg’s Untitled Triptych

This article explores the significance of the theatrical and literary references found in the triptych Past and Present 1858 by ...