Hand-carved reproduction of our antique Italian late 16th-early 17th century Renaissance cassetta frame. Carved with centred overlapping leaves at sight and back edges, the frieze decorated in punchwork with scrolling foliage and blossom.
Matt and burnished water gilding
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (1591-1666)
Saint Luke Displaying a Painting of the Virgin, 1652-1653
oil on canvas 87 x 71 in
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Purchase: Nelson Gallery Foundation. Inv no F83-55