Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Some Frames Seen in Tate Britain Gallery.

I recently spent an enjoyable couple of hours at the Tate Britain Gallery, where they have some wonderful paintings and frames. It was interesting to see the variation in frame conditions throughout the collection, noticeably the relatively bright gilding on some restored and replica frames. A good example is the two Turner frames immediately above this text, the same profile and ornament, hanging on the same wall, but with quite different finishes and patina.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Texture and Gilding

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Here are a few frames that I saw recently in Leamington Spa Art Gallery. They have a nice little collection with some interesting frames.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Frame Labels

A few examples of some frame labels that I've had through the workshop recently. A photo album of all the labels I have collected over the years, as well as the many labels from various contributors to the Picture Frame Labels blog started by Bronislaus Janulis, can be seen on my Facebook page: 

20th Century Carved Frames

A couple of mid 20th century carved frames, one a classic Montparnasse frame with wash/decape finish, the other with crude/bold carving and heavily distressed gilded finish.

Oak Wedge

A very simple but lovely 19th century frame, a sloped/wedge profile oak frame with gilded finish.

17th and 18th Century Frames