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Buyers and sellers (Christ driving out the money changers)
(c. 1942)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
122.4 × 152.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Inscription
inscribed in white paint l.r.: Duffy
inscribed (vertically) in pen and ink on paper label on reverse c.l.: Loui(...illeg.) / 23 St (...illeg.) ad / Le
inscribed (vertically) in pen and ink on paper label on reverse c.r.: PassengerTrain (underlined) / Louis (underlined) C. Duffy / 23 / 23 (...illeg.) St Mary's Road / Leamington (Lea underlined) / (...illeg.) ar (...illeg.) shire
Accession Number
2006.491
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of Bruce Parncutt and Robin Campbell, 2006
© Louis Duffy Estate
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Louis DUFFY
Buyers and sellers (Christ driving out the money changers) (c. 1942)
Framemaker
Alfred Stiles
London
Date
c.1940
Materials

wooden profile with a stippled gesso/painted finish

Condition

good original condition

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Louis DUFFY
Buyers and sellers (Christ driving out the money changers) (c. 1942)
About

The frame on Louis Duffy’s painting Buyers and sellers (Christ driving out the money changers) came with the painting at the time of acquisition in 2006. The frame is constructed from a wooden profile with a stippled gesso/painted finish. The frame is most likely the original presentation of the work. An inscription on the reverse of the canvas reads: L Duffy followed by Stiles. It is likely Stiles is the frame maker Alfred Stiles & Sons, who received the commission to make frames for the war artists. The frame carries splashes of the shellac coating that covered the painting prior to cleaning.
The profile of the frame is one that would have carried decorative mouldings along the flat sections in a previous generation of frame making.
The painting was cleaned in 2007.