Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chloe and Wine

Poplar Bend is a small, intimate winery in a picturesque setting at Main Ridge near Red Hill.
The winery was founded in 1988.
 The founder, Mr Keith Dunstan, chose the famous painting Chloe as its label.
The original painting can be found in an upstairs bar of the Young & Jackson Hotel, opposite the Flinders Street station in Melbourne.
A 19th century French academic nude painting by the master painter, Jules Lefebvre, the 1875 painting was a favourite with troops on R&R leave in Australia during the Second World War, especially US marines.
More details of the sad story of Chloe HERE!
More details of the amazing journeys of the painting HERE!

Such a brief candle
She'll be forever youthful
Classical beauty

Linking to:
Signs, Signs 



Pat said...

Interesting! And how is the wine? Good?

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why Chloe would be popular with the Marines. :)

Andy said...

It's difficult to tell, but is that naked women on the sign?

RedPat said...

A lovely sign! I love to tour small wineries like that.

Dianne said...

the sign suits its setting
it's all very gentle and organic

Daryl Edelstein said...

Great sign, I suspect good wine and a sexy sign ... well done!

Lesley said...

Wow, Chloe has had quite a history. I would have thought Melbourne was too prissy for something like this (rather like the Toronto of old) so the link you provided was very interesting!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

What? She's in the upstairs bar nowadays?

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