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Boys drawing
(c. 1926-1927)

Medium
oil on plywood
Measurements
37.5 × 49.5 cm irreg.
Place/s of Execution
Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales
Inscription
inscribed in ink l.l.: G. Cossington Smith
Accession Number
A7-1981
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Marjorie Webster Memorial, Governor, 1983
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Grace Cossington SMITH
Boys drawing (c. 1926-1927)
Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Date
(c.1926-1927)
Materials

Timber and bronze paint

Condition

good original condition

About

Boys drawing came into the collection in 1981 in this frame, which can safely be regarded as the early presentation of the painting.
The frame is made from a flat timber section, mitred at the corners and painted with a bronze (gold) paint.
This frame was used as the model for reframing another Smith painting from the 20’s – Crowd (1764-5).