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The old bachelor
Medium
oil on wood panel
Measurements
37.2 × 28.0 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: Gerard Portielje Anvers 1885
Accession Number
137-2
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Alfred Felton, 1904
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Provenance

With H. Koekkoek & Sons (dealer), London and Melbourne, by 1890; exhibited Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Koekkoek Gallery, Melbourne, 1890, no. 94; collection of Alfred Felton (1831–1904), Melbourne, before 1904; by whom bequeathed to the NGV, 1904.



Exhibited Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Koekkoek Gallery, Melbourne, 1890, no. 94

Frame

This frame is in the style of Louis XIV frames rendered on a condensed scale but providing an imposing border for this small scale painting.
The frame makes use of all the ornamented sections by pulling in the edge of the face of the frame to allow the pattern at the back edge to appear as a border around the more detailed front of the frame.
It is most likely the frame in which the painting entered the collection in 1904.

Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
1885
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

Dimensions
66.6 x 57.7 x 8.5 cm