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Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
76.6 × 64.5 cm
Accession Number
2913-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs E. P. Reed, 1951
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display

Colourmen

Colourman
CHENIL
Location
Lower half of reverse of canvas, upside down
Transcription
CHENIL/BY THE/TOWNHALL/CHELSEA within a palette form and also the figures 110
Medium
Ink stencils
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Frame

George W. LAMBERT
Mrs E. P. Reed 1917
Framemaker
Chapman Bros.
241 King's Rd.,
Chelsea
Date
(1917)
Materials

Carved timber, including the sight edge border of acanthus leaves.  The mitred corners are splined on the reverse.  Gilded overall with burnished gold leaf on a deep red bole.

Condition

The gilding is extensively worn, exposing the bole.  Losses are notable to the leading edge.

Dimensions
91.0 x 78.5 x 5.5 cm; sight 74.5 x 62.5 cm
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About

The frame is an interesting example of a partly carved timber frame from early in the 20th century.  Like the other frame for a Lambert painting by Chapman,The official artist (1183-3), this one is carved rather than using applied composition decorative elements leaving us with a sense that this was an important quality in the frame for the artist.  The fragment of the frame label is at the centre of the bottom reverse of frame.