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Morning on the Murray near Blanchetown

Morning on the Murray near Blanchetown
1882

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
67.0 × 101.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: H. J. Johnstone 1882
Accession Number
2011.37
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Duncan Elphinstone McBride Leary, 2011
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Gallery location
Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia

Frame

This painting had no frame when it was acquired and so was a high priority for framing so that it could be displayed in the gallery. Frames on Johnstone’s works at the Art Gallery of South Australia were referred to and a suitable frame was found on Johnstone’s Beeches, Fontainebleau, painted in 1882. This English neo-classical style frame provides a relatively wide gold border, consisting of several bands of running ornament, which is typical of conventional salon frames of the period.

Framemaker
Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV
Date
2014
Materials

The frame was constructed using traditional techniques, with a timber carcase, composition ornament and oil and water gilding using 23.5 karat gold leaf.