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- A Place & Date Used Melbourne, Australia
Painting - 'Gretchen', Oil, Framed, by Alice Chapman, circa 1888 Reg. No: SH 961804
- 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
|Dimensions:||74.00 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 61.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Lower right corner, signature: A Chapman|
|Artist:||Alice Chapman, Victoria, Australia, by 1888|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888 or later|