Collection Online
To Sedgemoor
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1901
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
History and Legend Human Figures Labour, Industry and Machinery
Subjects (specific)
battles men (male humans) pitchforks rebels scythes trees tunics


The elegant sweep of this profile provides a depth relative to the width, which is not common for frames of this type. The pronounced leading edge suggests a box-like construction. The form is, nevertheless, that of a frame more commonly associated with the framing of oil paintings, particularly with regard to the width of the slip and the close-fitting nature of the presentation. Though the watercolour and the frame are now separated they have been re-assembled digitally.

H. P. Sarchet
61aa Abbey Road, St John's Wood, London

The frame uses small runs of composition ornament on a wooden chassis. The profile is mitred and nailed across the corners. The mitres are not hidden and rely on precise cutting and joining. The corners are re-enforced on the reverse with blocks. There is burnished water gilding on the taenia of the leading edge (on a black bole), oil gilding elsewhere. The slip is water gilded.


Good original condition.

61.2 x 36.1 x 7.0 cm; sight 41.4 x 16.5 cm