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Challenged
(c. 1884-1885)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
126.3 × 94.0 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.r.: J Pettie
Accession Number
p.311.4-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of J. Paterson Esq., 1885
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

Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1885, no. 239; from where purchased by J. Patterson Esq., of the firm Patterson, Laing and Bruce, in 1885; by whom donated to the NGV, 1885



Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1885, no. 239

Frame

John PETTIE
Challenged (c. 1884-1885)
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
1884-5
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

Dimensions
166.2 x 134.7 x 14 cm
About

Essentially classical revival in style, a number of frames with this form and detail appear in the collection. Another can be found on Frank Holl, The daughter of the house, dating to 1879 
In Melbourne a variant of this frame became associated with the painter Charles Rolando. Made by John Thallon the frame became known as a ‘Rolando’.