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Resting - La Giuseppina
(1903)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
38.2 × 45.7 cm
Accession Number
1822-4
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1948
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
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Sickert often created a number of variants of the same composition, greatly changing the lighting, painting technique and even the colour. This is one of five similar works he painted during his last visit to Venice, which shows his favourite model, Giuseppina resting on a bed.

Frame

Walter SICKERT
Resting - La Giuseppina (1903)
Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

About

This frame is in the form of Louis XIV revival frames made up from composition decorative work on a wooden base.
These frames have been used extensively as the default frame for many paintings, particularly the paintings of the French Impressionists.
A number of frames in this form were made by the John Thallon company for the NGV, notably to replace the original frames on nineteenth century Australian paintings.

The frame has counterparts in those found on: Jean-Francois MILLET  Susanna and the Elders, Gwen JOHN   Interior with figures, John CROME   Woodland path.