Collection Online
Lady Margaret Grosvenor
miniature: watercolour on ivory
24.8 × 28.9 cm
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of John H. Connell, 1914
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Gallery location
Not on display


By A. Fletcher, Melbourne

This frame is large in scale for a miniature but it reflects a taste for presenting larger format miniatures in the manner of oil paintings. The frame is simple in form and derives from classical models. It is only one of two frames by this maker that can be identified in the collection, though the register of accounts suggests there should be many more. Given the date of acquisition, it is likely the frame was put on the miniature by the previous owner, rather than by the NGV.

A. Fletcher
29 Collins Street East, Melbourne

The frame is constructed from a solid wooden profile, mitred and nailed at the corners. It carries two runs of composition ornament, one on the back edge and another toward the sight edge. The water gilding is matte across the surface. The window mount is of gilded card with the bevel edge burnished.


The frame is in good original condition. It retains the original forged pins to hold the miniature in place and the original plywood backing.

38.8 x 32.6 x 4.5 cm; sight 22.0 x 16.0 cm