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Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
81.1 × 59.9 cm
Inscription
inscribed in red paint l.l.: G P
Accession Number
4663-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1932
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Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Frame

Glyn Warren PHILPOT
Oedipus (1931-1932)
Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Date
1932
Materials

timber profile with stippled, painted finish and linen slip

Condition

good original condition

Glyn Warren PHILPOT
Oedipus (1931-1932)
About

Oedipus appears in this frame on exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1932. It is a simple reverse moulding pine wood frame with a broad outer edge channel, prominent half round at the centre and stepped flats to the sight edge. The warm off-white gesso surface has been finished with stippled red earth and dark grey paint, an example of Philpot adopting a modernist frame. The use of fine weave linen covering the bevelled slip reflects the acceptance of linen slips during the 1930’s.