Collection Online
oil on cardboard
66.7 × 87.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales
inscribed in black paint l.r.: G. Cossington Smith
inscribed in ink on paper label on reverse: Crowd at the Races / Grace Cosssington Smith
inscribed in blue ballpoint pen on reverse: 'Crowd' / Grace Cossington Smith
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1967
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display


Reproduction, 2012, based on original frame for a Smith painting from c. 1926-7

When Crowd (1764-5), c.1922 came into the collection in 1967 it was framed with a reverse bolection moulding finish in gold foil and washes of paint.
The proposal to reframe the painting was part of a re-assessment of frames on paintings by the artist in the collection.
Research was undertaken over a period of three years, drawing on collections in state and regional galleries and private collections for the reframing project.
The frame for Crowd is based on the frame on another Grace Cossington Smith painting in the collection, Boys Drawing (NGV A7-1981).
The surface is finished with bronze powder paint.
It was fitted to the painting in 2012.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

Timber and bronze paint