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Medium
watercolour
Measurements
(55.4 × 76.2 cm) (sheet)
Accession Number
3514-3
Department
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1927
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Frederick LEIST
The Somme 1917
Framemaker
S. A. Parker
219 George St. North,
Sydney
Date
c.1922–271
Materials

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.

Condition

Good original condition. The frame does not provide rigidity to the assembly.

Dimensions
60.2 x 81.2 x 1.9 cm; sight 55.3 x 76.3 cm
Frederick LEIST
The Somme 1917 Frederick LEIST
The Somme 1917 (colourman)
About

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.

Note

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.)