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Blue solitudes
Medium
watercolour on paper on board
Measurements
36.8 × 53.3 cm (image and sheet)
Accession Number
109-2
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1901
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Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Original, by Chapman Bros., London

This is a completely intact original framing for this watercolour, including the thin wooden panel used to protect the reverse. The frame is simple in form, making use of reeding and gilding direct to oak, carrying a loose relationship to the frames of James Abott McNeill Whistler and Edgar Degas. The wide, gilded mount was in use from early in the nineteenth century. It is a common feature in the presentation of watercolours.

Framemaker
Chapman Bros.
251 King's Road, London, S.W.
Date
(1900)
Materials

This frame has a simple profile, mitred and pinned at the corners, gilded with gold leaf direct to the oak timber. The framing features the original cardboard matt, which is gilded with gold leaf and finished with a matte size. The bevel of the matt is also gold. The backing-board is made from two wide, thin planks of wood pinned into the rebate with flat, forged nails and taped with brown paper around the edges.

Condition

Good original condition throughout.

Dimensions
60.3 x 77.2 x 2.2 cm; sight 52.5 x 69.5 cm; flat sight 35.5 x 52.5 cm
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