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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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Augustus Leopold Egg Past and Present, No. 1


Augustus Leopold Egg Past and Present, No. 3


Augustus Leopold Egg Past and Present, No. 2


Augustus Leopold Egg Beatrix Knighting Esmond


Augustus Leopold Egg Scene from ‘The Devil upon Two Sticks’

1844, exhibited 1844


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Tate Papers no.7: Spring 2007

Tate Papers no.7, Spring 2007, featuring Gordon Matta-Clark, augustus Leopold Egg, Josef albers and Eva Hesse
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A Dramatic Reading of Augustus Leopold Egg’s Untitled Triptych

Annabel Rutherford

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

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