National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1951
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17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Unknown - 18th century
Pittoni, The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, c. 1725, Felton Bequest 1951, was acquired in this frame which is stylistically appropriate for the work, a Canaletto frame, but quite possibly of later manufacture than the date of the painting. This is the frame Daryl Lindsay thought “would not look quite right on the Tiepolo”. The acquisition of the Pittoni was on the advice of A.J.L.McDonnell, who would have known this frame at the time of the reframing proposal by himself and Frederick Pollak for the Banquet of Cleopatra. The Banquet frame, made by Pollak, is a large scale variant of this frame.