Simple oak moulding, oil gilded direct to the wood with no matt or slip. Some cracking in the very shallow cove suggests this section has an under-layer of size.
Good original condition. The frame does not provide rigidity to the assembly.
60.2 x 81.2 x 1.9 cm; sight 55.3 x 76.3 cm
A simple watercolour frame in the manner of gilding direct to the wood, this frame appears very slight for the scale of the work. It is unusual and impressive to see a watercolour framed without a matt in such a minimal border.
1 The label is a type identified by Paula Dredge and Lindsay Parker as dating c. 1922–27. (S. A. Parker Framing Works, AGNSW, 2004.)