National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation, Founder Benefactor, 2002
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
LA FAVORITA/Fabrica de Tabacos/MANILA./...ANLOAGUE 15Y17
Ink stamp impressed into panel
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV
Californian redwood, bronze paint.
H 20” x W 13 5/8” x D 1”
Tom Roberts By the Treasury was re-framed at the time of acquisition in 2002 with a frame made from Californian redwood.
The reproduction of 9×5 frames started in 1984 in preparation for the Golden Summers exhibition (1985/6).
Two original frames had been retrieved from storage and put back with their paintings. Streeton Windy and wet (1889) ) (formerly Impression for ‘Golden Summer’ or Impression roadway) and Roberts Mentone (1888) (formerly Impression 1888).
Initially the reproduction frames were made from red cedar and kauri planks. Research eventually determined the original timber was California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) – a timber used for Melbourne frames and furniture from the late nineteenth century.