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Wintry weather, Yarra Glen
1895

Artist/s name
Medium
watercolour
Measurements
(76.2 x 133.7 cm) (image and sheet)
Accession Number
15-2
Department
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1895
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

John MATHER
Wintry weather, Yarra Glen 1895
Framemaker
John Thallon
109 & 111 Little Collins Street,
Melbourne
Date
18951
Materials

The frame is built from composition ornament on a wooden chassis. The torus is of banded laurel and berry, the inner scotia is plain, using acanthus leaves to cover the mitred corners.

Condition

The frame was regilded throughout in a restoration in 1988.

Dimensions
112.0 x 169.5 x 12.0 cm; sight 77.0 x 134.0 cm
John MATHER
Wintry weather, Yarra Glen 1895 John MATHER
Wintry weather, Yarra Glen 1895 (colourman)
About

One of three watercolours by Mather in the collection, which are framed in ornate gilded frames usually associated with oil paintings. The simple neo-classical style compares with the frame on Evening, Brighton Beach (2003.475) and contrasts with the more elaborate frame on Lake Omeo, North Gippsland (p.431.2-1). Together these frames demonstrate an approach to the framing of large-scale watercolours that is not often retained.

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.