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Warrenheip Hills near Ballarat
oil on canvas on plywood
46.0 × 75.5 cm
inscribed in black paint l.r.: Eug. v. Guérard Melbourne / 1854
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1977
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Gallery location
Not on display


Reproduction, 2010, based on the original frame on a von Guerard painting from 1859

Warrenheip Hills near Ballarat had been framed in a hybrid of 19th century framing elements, gilded with false gold and patinated with washes of paint (see image above).  The decision to reframe the painting came in preparation for the exhibition, 'Eugene von Guerard, Nature Revealed', 2011.

The frame chosen to replicate was found on von Guerard's Bush fire between Mt Elephant and Timboon, 1859, in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.  A detailed examination of this frame was made in January 2009.

The final surface patination used the surface of the frame on Melbourne, 1867, by Henry Gritten as reference.
The painting was cleaned in 2010.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

Wooden profile with composition moulding, gilded and patinated.