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The plain of Gennevilliers, yellow fields

The plain of Gennevilliers, yellow fields
(La plaine de Gennevilliers, champ jaunes)

oil on canvas
(65.9 × 81.7 cm)
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2011
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Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Gift of the artist to Emile Billard, Le Havre, France, 1884; his collection until c. 1894; thence by descent to Mme Billard, Le Havre, France; thence by descent, remaining with the Billard family and descendants, until 2008; included in the Impressionist and Modern art evening sale, Christie’s, London, 4 February 2008, no. 17; from where purchased by a private collector, 2008; private collection, until 2011; by whom offered for purchase through Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox (dealer), London, 2010; purchased for the Felton Bequest, 2011.


The plain of Gennevilliers, yellow fields (1884) was acquired in 2011 with a recently constructed reproduction frame in a late nineteenth century classical revival style.
Soon after the painting arrived a proposal was made for re-presenting the picture before it was put on display.
Various re-framing possibilities were put forward. The frame chosen was in the manner of frames designed by Edgar Degas, a fluted cushion frame, gilded and distressed.
Though this type of frame was more commonly associated with portraits, it was seen to favourably reflect an abstract quality in the picture without over emphasising the development of space in the landscape.
The frame was made in London and fitted to the painting in May 2011.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

Timber and gold leaf


Location of stamp
Right of reverse of canvas
Ink stencil
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