National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1932
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Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Unknown - 20th century
timber profile with stippled, painted finish and linen slip
good original condition
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.