National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of William Dean Esq., 1885
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
This frame, thought to be contemporary with the painting, is in a Louis XIV revival, Barbizon style. It is composed of composition ornament on a wooden profile with burnished and matt gilding.
It is a style of frame that appears on a number of paintings in the collection across a relatively wide period, see for example the frames on Gustave Dore, Little Red Riding Hood (Le Chaperon rouge) c.1862, (1061-5), and John Singer Sargent, Hospital at Grenada 1912 (1337-3), which retains the makers label of C. M. May.