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enamel paint and metallic paint on composition board and wood
51.5 × 36.2 cm (image) 90.4 × 74.5 cm (framed)
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the Bequest of Violet Dulieu, Founder Benefactor, 1997
© Leonard French/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Painted after a study tour of Asia, French was turning to Byzantine art for both subject and technique. He has simplified the cross into a modernist design related to the style of Leger and used layers of glazes, red, brown palette and gold leaf to make painting and frame into the work of art.