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FRAME WATCH: Framing the Impressionists, part 1

Posted: 17 May 2017 by PML

A short essay looking at the various periods and styles of frames chosen for the works of the Impressionists


Reframing MASTER OF THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS Venus asking Vulcan to make arms for Aeneas, for a private client

Posted: 07 May 2017 by PML

The 'Master of The Annunciation to the Shepherds' was an anonymous painter active in Naples between 1620 -1640, and generally known for depicting scenes of the angels informing the shepherds about the birth of Jesus...


Reframing ALESSANDRO ALLORI's Portrait of a Lady, probably Camilla Martelli de’Medici, 1570s, for Saint Louis Art Museum

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 by PML

Judith W. Mann, Curator of European Art at Saint Louis Art Museum, initially approached us in regards to reframing their 'Portrait of a Woman’ by the Florentine Mannerist painter, Allesandro Allori..


Reframing JACOB VAN RUISDAEL’S Landscape with Waterfall and Castle, c. 1670, for The Dayton Institute of Art

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 by PWM

We were approached by Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan (whilst curator at The Dayton Institute of Art), in a bid to find this beautiful landscape by Jacob Ruisdael a soul mate..!


Loan frames for Sotheby's 19th century European paintings sale

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 by PML

Paul Mitchell are loaning frames for works by Liebermann and Corot in Sotheby's upcoming 19th Century European paintings sale, December 14, 2016


FRAMES: The Cassetta, Part 2

Posted: 10 Dec 2016 by PML

In the first part of this article (The Cassetta Part 1), its ancestors, structure and development were described, along with some of the decorative techniques used to ornament it, such as punchwork and pastiglia. In this article, our focus is on parcel gilt finishing, specifically looking at arabesque ornament and exploring its origins..


Highlights from the Sotheby's December Old Masters Day and Evening Sales

Posted: 06 Dec 2016 by PML

We have selected our top frames from Sotheby's December Old Master sales, giving their full descriptions and their influence on the paintings.


Reframing THOMAS LAWRENCE'S Portrait of Charlotte and Sarah Cateret-Hardy (1801), for the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 by PML

In the course of evaluating the frames in the Collection, the Associate Curator of European Art, Dr. Cory Korkow, and colleagues determined that the Lawrence double portrait should be presented in a contemporary British period setting...


FRAME HISTORY: The Cassetta, Part 1

Posted: 27 May 2016 by PML

The cassetta is the most fundamental frame design, on which practically every other genre or pattern is based. It is usually translated, lazily, as a 'box' frame, which doesn't describe it at all. It could be more accurately called an 'encasing' frame, like a casement window; a rectangular border with a very simple cross section, usually with a flat central frieze surrounded on each side by mouldings.


Framing CARAVAGGIO'S The Crucifixion of St Andrew, Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted: 20 May 2016 by PML

This dramatic work is among the most important paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and its conservation and re-framing had long been anticipated.


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