The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Lucien Henry collection

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Lucien Henry (1850-1896) was a French-Australian artist who spent over ten years in Sydney after studying at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and being exiled to New Caledonia in the South Pacific (1873-1879) for his involvement in the the Paris Commune of 1871. Lucien Henry arrived in Sydney after the communards were given amnesty in 1879, just months before the Sydney International Exhibition opened at the Garden Palace in Sydney's Domain. He returned to France in 1891 and travelled to …