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Night (no. 2)
(1907)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
76.5 × 64.0 cm
Inscription
inscribed in grey paint l.r.: ORPEN
Accession Number
4237-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1929
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Gallery location
Not on display

Colourmen

Colourman
YOUNG
Location
Centre reverse of upper stretcher member
Transcription
YOUNG/137 GOWER....
Medium
Impressed stamp
More information
National Portrait Gallery

Frame

William ORPEN
Night (no. 2) (1907)
Framemaker
Unknown - 18th century
Materials

carved timber, water gilded with gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

William ORPEN
Night (no. 2) (1907)
About

The frame on Night (no.2) appears to be French, most likely from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, recycled to the painting.
The surface is water gilded on a carved timber base with acanthus corners flanked by asymmetrical raffle leaf centres and scallops at the sight edge.
Orpen experimented with a number of framing styles throughout his career including at the turn of the century, reverse pattern seventeenth century Spanish style and black Dutch ripple-moulded frames, moving to white Whistlerian frames by 1911.
Many of Orpen’s frames were produced by the The Chenil Gallery, established by Orpen’s brother-in-law, Jack Knewstub.
Chapman Bros. were also a source of picture frames for Orpen.