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Lake Omeo, North Gippsland
1891

Artist/s name
Medium
watercolour over pencil
Measurements
(49.2 x 90.0 cm) (image)
Accession Number
p.431.2-1
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1891
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

John MATHER
Lake Omeo, North Gippsland 1891
Framemaker
John Thallon
109-111 Little Collins Street,
Melbourne
Date
1889–901
Materials

The frame is built using composition ornaments applied to a wooden chassis. The torus of imbricated laurel and berry and the pattern work on the inner scotia are in composition. A mixture of oil and water gilding has been used. There is a small, sanded flat toward the sight edge.

Condition

Good original condition, retains original surfaces and articulation of gilding.

Dimensions
83.1 x 123.6 x 11.0 cm; sight 48.7 x 90.5 cm
John MATHER
Lake Omeo, North Gippsland 1891 John MATHER
Lake Omeo, North Gippsland 1891 (colourman)
About

This is one of three Thallon frames on watercolours by Mather in the collection. Each one is a version of ornate gilded frames, which are more common to oil paintings. In each case the watercolour is framed to the edge of the slip without a window mount. In this case the frame is reminiscent of the ‘Rolando’ frames made popular by Thallon for paintings by Charles Rolando. (2004.24) See also the entries for Evening, Brighton Beach (2003.475) and Wintry Weather, Yarra Glen (15-2).

Note

1 Hilary Maddocks, ‘Picture Framemakers in Melbourne c. 1860–1930’ in Vol. 1, Frames, Melbourne Journal of Technical Studies in Art, University of Melbourne Conservation Service, 1999.