I’ve bought another painting off ebay.
Not as cheap as the one I bought for a $1.00 late last year.
I removed the frame and gave it a few coats of glossy white paint. I think it looks a lot better.
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 Domain.com.au 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.
This grand old girl has a lot of history and if the walls could talk, many stories to share.