National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1931
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Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV
timber profile and paint
The reframing of Madeline Green Glasgow (c.1930) came about by the discovery of a second painting, of a horse, stretched under the image.
The decision to keep the horse painting visible on the stretcher and framed in the C19th frame with Glasgow re-stretched on a new stretcher called for a new frame to be made.
A new frame for the work was made in 2007, from a machined ‘Whistlerian’ moulding.
The frame is in the manner of ‘white Whistlerian’ frames from the period of British Modernism.
It reflects an aesthetic choice for the presentation of the painting based on frames researched in the preparation of the Modern Britain exhibition in 2007.