Another painting from ebay.

I’ve bought another painting off ebay.

Not as cheap as the one I bought for a $1.00 late last year.

old pearly jenkins old pearly jenkins old pearly jenkins

I removed the frame and gave it a few coats of glossy white paint.  I think it looks a lot better.

old pearly jenkins

The description of the painting said that it was of

         Sebrof Mansion on Orrong Road, Armadale painted by J Edelman in 1979 .

As I’ve not had the opportunity to go to Armadale, Victoria  and absolutely LOVE old houses and mansions (in this case)  I had to try to find out more about Sebrof Mansion.


The house has been on the market at some point in the last few years.  I’ve borrowed some photos from to show you what it looks like today.


I found some images on Trove of what the house looked like in 1975, closer to the time when the artist painted the picture.


It was originally Built for the Hon William Williams by architects Dalton & Gibbons 1885-1886 and later owned by the Forbes family who named it “Sebrof” ( Forbes reversed).

I also found Sebrof Mansion mentioned in quite a few newspaper articles and advertisements on Trove.



07/06/1893                                       Captureseb1541913






This grand old girl  has a lot of history and if the walls could talk, many stories to share.



4 thoughts on “Another painting from ebay.

  1. Wow! I like your painting purchase from EBAY. I have thought about purchasing paintings there myself and wondered if I would be satisfied. You have a keen eye.
    Thanks for following my blog and connecting from down under. The closest thing I have to Australia here is an Outback Steakhouse where I ate lunch today, by the way.

  2. Jessica Pinter says:

    I can tell you some gossip about Sebrof mansion. The look out tower was supposedly to watch for ships coming into the harbor and then someone would row out to take rum off the ship before it go into port and received import taxes. I dont know how you might confirm it though its just family gossip. My maiden name is Forbes.

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