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The Chinese screen
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
(124.8 × 99.4 cm)
Accession Number
1427-3
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1925
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Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

This frame is in the form of a Canaletto frame using low relief carved timber, characteristically worked into a shallow ogee profile (or ovolo, as here) at the corners and centres leaving unadorned panels in between. Frames in this style appear on a number of paintings by Arthur Streeton, including The Grampians (Mount Abrupt) 1921, 2013-412 (by John Thallon)

See also Canaletto frames on:
George W. Lambert The Official artist, 1183-3 (by Chapman Bros.)
George W. Lambert Lotty and a lady, 492-2.
Giovanni Battista Pittoni The Miracle of the loaves and fishes, 2360-4.
Giambattista Tiepolo The Banquet of Cleopatra, 103-4 (by F Pollak)

Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Date
c.1923
Materials

carved timber, composition and gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

Dimensions
132.5 x 193 x 15 cm