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Query by jessicastephen

the first photo i found by chance i had a gut feeling lol this photo was found wrapped in brown paper and used for the back of the painting the painting my grandad james stephen inherited all i know is its grandads special painting and he didnt know anything about it either

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on 2014-02-22 01:35:35

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by phvharris on 2014-02-27 08:17:25

Is that writing in the top righthand corner?

by jessicastephen on 2014-03-06 12:31:52

yep and there is some on the back of the painting aswell i think is says kew and there was some numbers to i am gonna borrow my friends camera its alot clearer and we got more of the brown paper off. on the back of the paper there was a round letter or sticker thing i will upload that pic too its says L.H Evans elite photo framer fitzroy oh lol i will upload a few now :)

by janilye on 2014-03-07 11:00:52

To help you with a time frame; L. H. Evans, Picture Framer and Plush worker, was at 460 Smith Street, Collingwood from about 1902 till 1913 then in 1913 he opened a factory at 85 Smith Street, still advertising the suburb as Collingwood, employing 4 men. I'm not sure of the Collingwood Fitzroy boundaries but I think 85 would be Fitzroy rather than Collingwood. I suppose it all came down to which footy team you supported. I don't see any newspaper reference to L.H.Evans after 1913.

by ravenscroft on 2014-04-23 00:47:30

I can help you with the watercolour you have received from your grandfather, James Stephen.

Originally, this painting was one of several, which belonged to my grandfather,
Herbert Ravenscroft Stephen, who was also James Stephen's grandfather.

I have another watercolour, obviously painted by the same person, about whom I know a little - mine is a view of the Yarra River, through gum trees.

Further, I have a large amount of information regarding my mother's family, who was
the sister of Mervyn Ravenscroft Stephen.

Perhaps you would like to contact me via my e-mail.

Dorothy Wettenhall.

by jessicastephen on 2014-06-09 15:06:44

hi thank you very much :) i would love too know more

by jessicastephen on 2014-06-09 15:10:55

sorry i cant get your profile up

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