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The Entombment
watercolour, gouache, gold paint and gum arabic over pencil on 2 sheets of paper
94.1 × 112.2 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bennett A88.2
inscribed l.l.: F.M.B. (monogram) 71-78
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1905
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display


The frame for Madox Brown’s The Entombment is carved in timber in a form referred to in Italy as Canaletto – in Great Britain more likely as a Lely frame. It is a much used form that allows ornament to be carved in relief at the corners – quite shallow and within the overall profile of the section. These are frames that present decorative corners but hold back in the scale and significance of the ornament.
This may not be the first framing of the work.

Charles Rowley
Boond Street, New Cross./ Shop/ 21, St Ann Street. Manchester
1888-1897 (suggested by address on label)

carved timber and gold leaf.

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