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Lotty and a lady
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
102.8 × 127.7 cm
Inscription
inscribed in grey paint l.r.: G W LAMBERT. / 1906
inscribed (vertically) in brown ink on reverse u.c.l.: Geo. W Lambert / 2 Rosetti Studios / Chelsea / LONDON.
Accession Number
492-2
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
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Gallery location
Gallery 6
Level 2, NGV Australia

Frame

This frame is in the form of a Canaletto frame using low relief carved timber, characteristically worked into a shallow ogee profile (or ovolo, as here) at the corners and centres leaving unadorned panels in between.
This frame is not the first presentation of the painting. It appears in a Louis XV revival swept edge frame in a photograph from 1918. Given the painting came into the collection in 1910, it is likely the Canaletto frame was put on the painting by the NGV sometime after 1918.

See also Canaletto frames on:
George W. Lambert The official artist, 1183-3 (by Chapman Bros.)
Giovanni Battista Pittoni The Miracle of the loaves and fishes, 2360-4.
Giambattista Tiepolo Banquet of Cleopatra, 103-4 (by F Pollak)

Framemaker
Unknown - 20th century
Materials

carved timber

Condition

overpainted

Dimensions
120.5 x 144 x 8 cm

Colourmen

Colourman
YOUNG
Location of stamp
Left of centre reverse of canvas
Transcript
PERCY YOUNG/137 GOWER Street, London WC
Medium
Ink stamp
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