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Currumbin Rock
1930

Artist/s name
Medium
watercolour
Measurements
(26.2 x 35.4 cm) (image)
Accession Number
4505-3
Department
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1931
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Tony CLARK
Landscape 1992-1994 (part)
Framemaker
George Gough & Son
240 Albert St.,
Brisbane
Date
1930
Materials

The frame is built from a small wooden profile with a mixture of applied and impressed ornament. The surface has been covered with false gold and a dark patination, which has been rubbed back on the highpoints to reveal a paler surface. The leading edge carries a geometric pattern while the sight edge is a small pea and sausage motif.

Condition

The frame is in original condition with small losses to the surface.

Dimensions
57.6 x 64.0 x 2.0 cm
Roy PARKINSON
Currumbin Rock 1930 Roy PARKINSON
Currumbin Rock 1930 (colourman)
About

This very slight frame is characteristic of frame mouldings that were widely available in the early decades of the twentieth century. The label appropriately lists activities of painters, decorators and signwriters, as well as the trade in paint, ironmongery and artists’ materials; an eclectic mix of activities. The framing businesses that proliferated in the second half of the nineteenth century drew on a wide range of activities to remain viable. Where many listed restoration as part of their business, others would be closely linked to interior decoration. The style and appearance of frames that are selected by frame makers often relate strongly to interior design and decoration.