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The Grampians (Mount Abrupt)
oil on canvas
51.6 × 76.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: A STREETON 1921
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Rio Tinto Limited through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2013
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display


This frame is in the form of a Canaletto frame using low relief carved timber, characteristically worked into a shallow ogee profile (or ovolo, as here) at the corners and centres leaving unadorned panels in between. Frames in this style appear on a number of paintings by Arthur Streeton, including Chinese screen 1427-3.
The dating of the label and the date of the painting suggest the frame may have been recycled for the work.
After 1917 this company trades from a 14 Market lane address.

See also Canaletto frames on:
George W. Lambert The Official artist, 1183-3 (by Chapman Bros.)
George W. Lambert Lotty and a lady, 492-2.
Giovanni Battista Pittoni The Miracle of the loaves and fishes, 2360-4.
Giambattista Tiepolo Banquet of Cleopatra, 103-4 (by F Pollak)

John Thallon
122 Little Collins Street Melbourne
the label suggests a date between 1896-17

carved timber and gold leaf


good original condition

69 x 94.4 x 6.5 cm