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Winged words (Portrait of the artist's wife)
1926

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
124.4 × 87.9 cm (image) 125.3 × 89.8 cm (canvas)
Inscription
inscribed in grey paint l.r.: M. D. Altson 1926
Accession Number
1748-5
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of M. D. Altson, 1967
© Richard Altson
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Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Original, by Rowley, London

Meyer Daniel Altson’s Winged words, portrait of the artist’s wife, 1926, came into the collection with this frame in 1967 which has the Rowley label on the reverse.
The frame, in a reduced classical revival style, is finished with silver leaf and given a washed/glazed layer to shift the colour toward gold.

Framemaker
Rowley
140-2 Church St. Kensington W8.
Date
c.1926
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