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Start Point off the coast of Devonshire
1870

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
91.7 × 153.4 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.r.: William Melby 1870_
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.l.: Lynmouth Fishing Boats off the Coast of Devonshire
Accession Number
p.303.2-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 187l
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
Provenance

With S. P. Hogg (auctioneer), Melbourne, 1871; from where purchased for the NGV, 1871.



Frame

William MELBY
Start Point off the coast of Devonshire 1870
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
c.1870
Materials

carved timber, composition and gold leaf

Condition

overpainted through to slip

About

This frame takes the form of classical revival frames with a fluted scotia and acanthus leaves covering the mitred corners. The fluting of the scotia has been hand carved. The leading edge is one we might associate with Empire style frames.