Friday, 24 April 2015

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a wonderful collection of European paintings and frames. I am particularly fond of cassetta frames, of which they have many lovely examples. The small guide book 'Frames and Framings - Ashmolean Guide Books' looks at 34 of the frames in the collection and is well worth getting if you like frames, and plan to visit the museum.

Making a Cassetta Frame

Corner Repair in Progress

Gilded and Painted Frames

A couple of gilded and painted frames that were made for flamingo paintings on canvas, by the artist Jeremy Houghton:

Modern Frames

A couple of examples of some modern frames that we made recently.