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The Entombment
(1870-1878)

Medium
watercolour, gouache, gold paint and gum arabic over pencil on 2 sheets of paper
Measurements
94.1 × 112.2 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bennett A88.2
Inscription
inscribed l.l.: F.M.B. (monogram) 71-78
Accession Number
209-2
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1905
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Ford Madox BROWN
The Entombment (1870-1878)
Framemaker
Charles Rowley
Boond Street, New Cross./ Shop/ 21, St Ann Street.
Manchester
Date
1888-1897 (suggested by address on label)
Materials

carved timber and gold leaf.

More information
National Portrait Gallery
Ford Madox BROWN
The Entombment (1870-1878) (colourman)
About

The frame for Madox Brown’s The Entombment is carved in timber in a form referred to in Italy as Canaletto – in Great Britain more likely as a Lely frame. It is a much used form that allows ornament to be carved in relief at the corners – quite shallow and within the overall profile of the section. These are frames that present decorative corners but hold back in the scale and significance of the ornament.
This may not be the first framing of the work.