Collection Online
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
90.5 × 71.6 cm
Accession Number
659-2
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of John H. Connell, 1914
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Thomas LAWRENCE
 Thomas LAWRENCE (studio of)
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Thomas LAWRENCE
 Thomas LAWRENCE (studio of)
About

The painting, attributed to Thomas Lawrence, is framed in the style associated with Lawrence.
These ogee profiled frames are extensively ornamented with fine composition mouldings of repeating scrolled, foliate patterns. The corners characteristically embellished with cabochons and scrolled leaves, also in composition.
The carver & gilder stamp on the reverse is yet to be deciphered.
Frames with this form start appearing in Australia around the middle of the nineteenth century and continue into the 1870’s, particularly in the work of William Wilson in Tasmania and W.R. Stevens and Isaac Whitehead in Melbourne.
Thomas Lawrence used them primarily for portraits, in Australia they appear more often on landscape paintings.

The painting was cleaned and restored in 2010.