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At Elizabeth Bay
oil on wood panel
17.2 × 41.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: AT ELIZAbEth BAy. 94. / StrEEton (line above rEE)
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
W.H. Short Bequest, 1944
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Subjects (specific)
Australia (nation) gardens (open spaces) houses New South Wales (state) Sydney (inhabited place) urban areas
Australian Impressionism Heidelberg School


FRAME: Reproduction, 2007

The former framing of At Elizabeth Bay, (1376-4), 1894 amounted to a reduced ‘Whistlerian’ moulding with a linen covered slip, the standard framing used from around 1939 onward for the reframing of the Australian painting collection. It is not known when this frame was fitted to the painting though it is unlikely to have been on the painting at the time of acquisition in 1944.
The decision to reframe the panel was made ahead of the Australian Impressionism exhibition in 2007.

The new frame is based on the frame on Arthur Streeton’s Sunlight: cutting on a hot road 1895 in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, a frame believed to have been chosen by Streeton in 1896.

The frame is one of four frames made in this manner for paintings by Arthur Streeton.
The others appear on: Hawkesbury River (919-5), Sydney Harbour (2004.223), Scheherazade (2004.222).

Reproduction - crafted by the NGV

timber (oak) with gilded slip