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Stony weir
(late 19th century)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
51.0 × 76.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
(Dorset), England
Inscription
incised in paint l.r.: Fred Whitehead (underlined)
Accession Number
141-2
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Alfred Felton, 1904
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Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

Collection of W. R. Wilson Esq. (d. 1900), Geelong and Melbourne, by 1897 until 1900; by whom lent to the NGV, 1897–98[1]; probably sold, Wilson estate sale, Neil Campbell (auctioneer), St Alban’s, Melbourne, 7 February 1901[2]; from where probably purchased by, or on behalf of, Alfred Felton (1831–1904), 1901; his collection, Melbourne, until 1904; by whom bequeathed to the NGV, 1904.

[1] Loaned by Wilson to the NGV for the duration of his on holiday to Europe. See ‘Art notes’ in the Leader, Melbourne, Saturday 11 December 1897, p. 5, Accessed:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197307941, and also ‘Notes and notices’, in The Australasian, Melbourne, 4 December 1897, p. 35, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138631264

[2] The W. R. Wilson estate sale was reported in the newspapers, with mention of a catalogue, however no copy has been found. See ‘Town Talk’ in Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, Thursday 7 February 1901, p. 2, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147712614 and ‘Town Talk’ in Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, Friday 8 February 1901, p. 2, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147712685.



Colourmen

Colourman
WINSOR & NEWTON
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
PREPARED BY/WINSOR & NEWTON,/LIMITED/...,RATHBONE.../LONDON,/287809
Medium
Ink stamp
More information
National Portrait Gallery

Frame

Frederick WHITEHEAD
Stony weir (late 19th century)
Framemaker
John Thallon (Ted Burman)
Date
after 1927
Materials

Timber, composition and gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

Frederick WHITEHEAD
Stony weir (late 19th century) (colourman)
About

This frame is made in the manner of the Watts frame though the use of mitred corners distinguishes it from the original form. It is made some time after 1927 when the company of John Thallon was run by the former manager Ted Burman. The 24 Market lane address is used from 1927 through to the 1960’s.
Given the painting was acquired in 1904 the frame suggests either it arrived unframed or the frame was later replaced.
Thallon was making Watts frames from as early as 1897 (see the entry for James Quinn: Virgin and Child with St John, copy after Botticelli 31-2)
In the 1890’s Thallon produced variants of the cassetta/Watts frame using veneered surfaces with vertical butt joined corners (see entry for John Longstaff Lady in Grey 657-2).