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The quarrel: Old cross
(c. 1870)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
98.5 × 130.1 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: GJPINWELL
Accession Number
468-2
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
A man and woman are seated here on the steps of a village cross after a quarrel. He tunes his violin, while she watches a rook perched on the back of a sheep. The scene represents Bicknoller churchyard in Somerset with the Quantock hills in the distance. Pinwell’s biographer G. C. Williamson noted in 1900 that the couple in this painting was ‘painted from actual persons and with all the Pre-Raphaelite truth that Pinwell possessed’.

Frame

G. J. PINWELL
The quarrel: Old cross (c. 1870)
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
c.1870
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

Dimensions
134 x 165.5 x 11.5 cm
About

Classical Revival in style, there are a number of Academy frames with this form and detail in the collection. For example J. C. Waite Coaxing Ways .
This work was shown at the Royal Academy in 1901.