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Medium
watercolour
Measurements
(17.2 × 24.1 cm) (image) (17.8 × 24.8 cm) (sheet)
Accession Number
A2-1974
Department
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Thomas CLARK
Moffat water 1850
Framemaker
Alexander Harper
8A Shandwick Place,
Edinburgh
Date
1850
Materials

The frame is built on a wooden chassis with composition decorative elements. There is sufficient variation in the fluting of the inner scotia to suggest it is carved into the timber. The torus of laurel and berry is not centred, the sections have been cut from longer lengths, which is at odds with the notion that the frame is built up from scratch. The slip is water gilded.

Condition

The frame is in largely original condition.

Dimensions
37.4 x 44.5 x 6.0 cm; sight 17.0 x 24.0 cm
Thomas CLARK
Moffat water 1850 Thomas CLARK
Moffat water 1850 (colourman)
About

This small classical revival frame is an interesting example, both in form and scale, of the application of large-scale, formal frames to watercolours. In some sense it overwhelms the artwork in another it adds a weighty formality to the little landscape.