Collection Online
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
142.4 × 132.3 cm
Accession Number
764-2
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the artist under the terms of the National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship, 1915
© The Estate of Constance L. Jenkins
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
W&G DEAN
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
W&G. DEAN./ARTIST COLORMEN/-FRAMERS-/EQUITABLE PLACE/MELBOURNE
Medium
Ink stencil

Frame

Constance L. JENKINS
Friendly critics 1907
Framemaker
Reproduction
Date
2011
Materials

Wooden chassis with cast composition moulding.  Surface gilded and toned.

About

Friendly critics by Constance Jenkins was without a frame when the painting was restored in 2010.  Details of the painting as it first appeared were found initially in 2009 among the papers of Bernard Hall (Director of the NGV 1891-35).  In 2010, an article was located in a copy of ‘New Idea’ from 1909 which showed the painting and complete frame.  Images of the frame were scaled up and the profile extrapolated from the various images.

The painting was fitted in the completed reproduction frame in 2011.