Collection Online
oil on cardboard
49.3 × 41.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales
inscribed (diagonally) in pen and ink l.l.: G.Cossington Smith
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1947
© 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
Subjects (general)
Abstract Art Animals Daily Life
Subjects (specific)
biomorphic abstraction horse (species) roads street scenes trees


Grace Cossington Smiths’ painting, Road with two horses (c.1933), came into the collection in 1971 housed in a simple, two step bevel moulding frame painted a red ochre colour.
The proposal to reframe the painting was part of a re-assessment of frames on paintings by the artist.
Research was undertaken over a period of three years, drawing on collections in state and regional galleries and private collections.
This reproduction frame is based on the external moulding on Interior with blue painting (NGV 3350-4), similar mouldings on AGNSW Drapery with wattle (1952) and the Parker Mouldings catalogue held at the AGNSW.
The frame was fitted in 2010.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

painted timber