Collection Online
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
54.2 × 45.8 cm
Inscription
inscribed in black pencil l.r.: Margaret R Preston / 1929
Accession Number
1146-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1942
© Margaret Preston/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Frame

Margaret PRESTON
Gardenia 1929
Framemaker
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV
Date
2002
Materials

timber and paint

Margaret PRESTON
Gardenia 1929
About

The former framing of Gardenia carries the John Thallon business label with a 24 Market Lane address which dates the frame anywhere from 1927 through to the 1960’s.
In this instance photographic evidence of the painting in a different frame dates the Thallon frame to after 1942, the year the painting was acquired.
It is possible the Thallon frame was put on the painting by the NGV.
A new frame, based on the 1942 photograph of the original frame, and other frames contemporary with the painting, was constructed in 2002.