National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Wooden profile with composition moulding. Gilded and patinated.
Yalla-y-Poora had been reframed prior to acquisition by the NGV, with a variant of a classical revival, composition frame (see image above).
The decision to reframe the painting came in 2005 with funds provided by the H.D.T. Williamson Foundation to clean the painting. Options for the prototype were discussed and the decision was made to use the frame on von Guerard’s Valley of the Acheron River, Victoria, 1863, in a private collection in NSW. This frame is very similar to the frame on von Guerard’s Weatherboard Creek Falls in the NGV collection.
The H.D.T. Williamson Foundation funded the cost of the reproduction frame along with the cleaning of the painting.