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Young girl (Shirley)
(1937)

Medium
oil on canvas on composition board
Measurements
80.7 × 71.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
inscribed in black paint l.r.: Vassilieff
Accession Number
A8-1986
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery Society of Victoria Century Fund, 1984
© Heide Museum of Modern Art
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Gallery location
Gallery 15
Level 3, NGV Australia

Frame

Danila VASSILIEFF
Young girl (Shirley) (1937)
Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Date
c.1937
Materials

painted timber profile

Condition

good original condition

About

Young girl was acquired in 1986 with this frame, which can safely be regarded as the early presentation of the painting.
The frame is made from a flat timber section with compound mitres at the corners pushing the form into a bevel, sloping in to the picture plane. Like other frames from the 1930’s the surface is painted.
The joinery of these frames seldom stops the mitres from opening over time with handling and the movement of the timber.