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Near Heidelberg
1890

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
53.7 × 43.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Eaglemont, Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: A StrEEton (line above rEE) · 90 -
Accession Number
1223-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
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Gallery location
Not on display

Colourmen

Colourman
WINSOR & NEWTON
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
PREPARED BY/WINSOR & NEWTON,/LIMITED/38, RATHBONE PLACE,/LONDON, W.
Medium
Ink stamp
More information
National Portrait Gallery

Frame

Arthur STREETON
Near Heidelberg 1890
Framemaker
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV
Date
1995
Materials

wood, stain, gilded slip

Arthur STREETON
Near Heidelberg 1890
About

The earliest images we have of the framing of Streeton Near Heidelberg, 1890, acquired in 1943, shows a composition frame in the style of Louis XIV carrying a John Thallon label that would date the frame to after 1927. This frame was similar to the frame previously on Charles Conder’s While daylight lingers and Tom Roberts Madame Pfund among numerous others. It appeared on a number of paintings framed sometime after 1930. It might be referred to as an ‘Impressionist’ frame, a variant of a frame commonly found in the reframing of French Impressionist paintings.
This frame and the Whistlerian frame appear to be two styles adopted for reframing paintings in the Australian painting collection from the middle of the twentieth century.

The reframing of Near Heidelberg coincided with the Arthur Streeton exhibition of 1995. The new frame was based on the frame on Tom Roberts Portrait of J Rivers Allpress, a flat plank of oak. For Near Heidelberg the oak was ‘Japanned’ in line with recollections of the daughter of the previous owners of the painting.
The frame was made in 1995.