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Maud in sunlight (Mrs Claude Johnson)

Maud in sunlight (Mrs Claude Johnson)
1926

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
101.8 × 76.2 cm
Inscription
inscribed in pen and ink on reverse: Ambrose McEvoy
Accession Number
3464-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1927
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Original, by Chapman Bros., London

The frame is a variant of the classical revival style, with a steep inner scotia. The leading edge is a variant of the reeded form while the working edge carries the slight bevel we might otherwise associate with seventeenth-century Dutch frames.

Note

1 From the register of Felton Bequest accounts, 2/5 1927. Entry for 3 May: Chapman Bros. for framing ‘Mrs. Claude Johnson’ by Ambrose McEvoy, the frame cost £7-10s.

I am grateful to Liana Fraser for this reference (from research carried out in various archives for the Conservation Department in 1995).

Framemaker
Chapman Bros.
(241 King's Rd. Chelsea)
Date
19271
Materials

The frame is built from a solid wooden profile with no added ornament. The mitres off the corners are nailed. The working edge and the rebate are built up by the addition of timber strips. The surface is water gilded throughout, giving a satin finish to the gilding.

Condition

Apart from small losses and deterioration of the surface coating, the frame is in very good original condition.

Dimensions
120.5 x 96.5 x 9.0 cm; sight 100.5 x 75.5 cm
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