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Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blacks' Spur
(c. 1878)

Medium
crystoleum
Measurements
(28.2 × 24.0 cm)
Place/s of Execution
Victoria
Accession Number
1995.668
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1995
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Nicholas CAIRE
Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blacks' Spur (c. 1878)
Framemaker
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV
Date
2001
Materials

timber, velvet fabric

Nicholas CAIRE
Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blacks' Spur (c. 1878) Nicholas CAIRE
Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blacks' Spur (c. 1878)
About

Nicholas Caire’s photograph Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blackspur, came to the collection in a frame based on a scotia form with a prominent flat. The surface was distressed, but the reverse revealed the face of the frame had previously been covered with deep red velvet. In 2001 the framing of the image was examined and a replica of the velvet covered frame constructed.