[Australian School Trompe L’Oeil]
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[Australian School Trompe L’Oeil]

c1890s. Oil on canvas with watercolour, ink and gold paint, 40.5 x 56cm. Framed.

Consists of an elaborate series of 20 vignettes which surround the central beachscape. The vignettes depict landscape and water views, including Boydtown [South Coast, NSW], North Head [Sydney Harbour], and Cremorne Wharf with ferry. Portraits include Sir Henry Parkes. Vignettes are surrounded by decorative motifs such as an open book with poem The Flower by Alfred Tennyson; UK coat of arms; a mandolin; flowers; a bunyip; cupid; and an artist’s palette. The central panel is set in a stepped “picture frame”, with theatre curtain pulled back to reveal the beachscape, which is possibly Camp Cove, NSW. Provenance: David Ell collection.

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Item #CL187-66

Price (AUD): $4,900.00  other currencies

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