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Painting - 'Sitting In State', Alice Chapman, Oil, Framed, circa 1888 Reg. No: SH 962058
- This painting by Alice Chapman was exhibited in the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. Two other paintings by the same artist were also exhibited at the exhibition: 'Fruit' and 'Gretchen'. The three paintings have been donated to the museum by the artist's grand-niece.
Alice Chapman was born in 1860 at Inglewood, and died in 1929. She studied art at the gallery in Melbourne and was a contemporary of members of the Heidelberg School. She painted a number of portraits of local government officials and other dignatories, and was a member of the Victorian Artists' Society. She was elected an Honorary Life Governor of the Bendigo Art Gallery in 1894. A contemporary newspaper reported that 'Miss Chapman's method of work is most sound, always as a preliminary step making charcoal and crayon studies of her subjects, and frequently smaller studies in colour of the intended picture. She paints freely, and with a firm touch, but ... she avoids the impressionist's hurried and merely suggestive style...'
- Framed oil painting by Victorian artist Alice Chapman. The painting shows a young girl, facing the front, hands in her lap. Long light brown hair, cream long-sleeved dress, white apron, light blue sash. Brooch at the neck. Dark background with light focussed on the subject. Elaborate gold coloured frame, wide, leaf patterns in the corners.
- Description Of Content:
- Oil Painting by Alice Chapman, "Sitting in State"
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Alma Mitchell, 1992
|Dimensions:||73.00 cm (Height), 60.00 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||art, artworks, exhibitions, paintings, portraits, royal exhibition building|
|Themes this item is part of:||Alice Chapman, Artist (1860-1929), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888|
|Inscriptions:||Lower right corner, signature: A Chapman|
|Artist:||Alice Chapman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888|
|Place & Date Exhibited:||Exhibition: 1888 Centennial, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889|