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Painting of N. Provan in Leagues Club

Discussion in 'Saints Gallery - Pictures, Video, Audio' started by Drew-Sta, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Drew-Sta

    Drew-Sta Moderator Staff Member

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    Does anyone have an image of it that they can post?

    I'm really keen to get an artist I know to do a replica, as I've always enjoyed it.

    Any help would be hot.
     
  2. Doug2234

    Doug2234 First Grade

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    nop..

    just go and take a photo of it.
     
  3. Jubileeboy

    Jubileeboy First Grade

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    Mentally...yes !

    Massively...
     
  4. OhWhenTheSaints

    OhWhenTheSaints Juniors

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    Hang in there for a bit.

    Could be wrong but I think the old WORL forums had a "Sticks Provan" that used that picture in 'these' forums a while back.

    I've seen it about online though (if not VERY similar.)
     
  5. Willow

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  6. RedVee

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    Great painting. I also love the Changa painting and the Smithy, Chook & Reg ones. The (leagues) club should investigate the legalities of having a run of prints made for sale.
     
  7. _snafu_

    _snafu_ Referee

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    I have one hanging in my living room.
     
  8. RedVee

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    ^ the Norm painting?
     
  9. Willow

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    I've seen people taking photographs. I'm sure a good camera could produce a top class framed photo.

    No doubt the club owns the painting. But it would be unfortunate if they started banning cameras.

    The way I see it, the promotion of Norm Provan at any level can't be a bad thing. He should be an Immortal.
     
  10. Drew-Sta

    Drew-Sta Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree, Norm should have been an Immortal before Beetson. A true gentleman of the game.

    Thanks for the pic Willow. I'm going to send it to the artist to see if he can reproduce it. If he thinks he can, I'll take him to The Taj to get a better look :)
     
  11. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Totally agree.
     
  12. Rexxy

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    two legends in one pic

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Rexxy

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    Im guessing, but the painting of Norm along with the smaller ones of Chook and Billy Smith were painted by D'Arcy D'oyle, one of Australia's most successful painters, who got his start as a scene painter at St George Leagues...

    Too bad Danny Robinson thinks so little of St George to have never protected the originals from smoke damage and old age.

    That Premiers Lounge is a rundown disgrace IMO.
     
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    I found this thread whilst researching information for my family tree. If anyone is still interested, the Norm Provan picture was painted and donated to the club by my grandfather, Albert Amos Clarke (1884-1969). A long time Bexley resident, he was passionate about St George and proud to have his painting hanging above the stairs. I don't know if it is still on show as i no longer live in Sydney but I'm sure he'd be thrilled to know it was used occasionally. It would be nice to see him credited.
     
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    Thanks Frantic.

    Yes the painting still hangs regally over the stairs in the foyer, and I genuflect towards it whenever I enter the club.
     
  16. RedVee

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    Yep, I love it and always point it out to visitors when in the club.
    And, I'd love a copy of (any of) it, the Changa (esp) and Billy portraits as well.
     
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    Might be able to help you out - PM me if interested
     
  19. Old Timer

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    Shame the painting of Sticks has smudged from the tears that continue to run down his cheeks after what has happened to his great legacy.
     
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