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Painting - 'Gretchen', Oil, Framed, by Alice Chapman, circa 1888 Image Reg. No: SH 961804

Summary:
This painting by Alice Chapman (1860-1929) was exhibited in the 1888-89 Centennial Exhibition in Melbourne. Two other paintings by the same artist were also exhibited then - `Fruit' and `Sitting in State'. The three paintings have been donated by the artist's grand-niece.
Description Of Content:
Framed oil painting by Victorian artist Alice Chapman, which was exhibited at the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888. This work, together with two other oil paintings, was awarded a Certificate of Merit at the Exhibition. The painting shows a young girl, seated with a book and writing pad on her lap. She wears a pale blue dress and has long brown hair. She is seated on a high backed chair in a room with floral carpet. Elaborate, wide frame, bronze in colour, with a leaf pattern around the outer edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Alma Mitchell, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 74.00 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 61.00 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Original Caption: 'Gretchen'
Inscriptions: Lower right corner, signature: A Chapman
Format: Painting: Colour
Artist: Alice Chapman, Victoria, Australia, by 1888
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888 or later

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