A moment for Praise

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A moment for Praise

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Sometimes you spot something that looks - just right.


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The frame was made by Matt Curtis / Northwood Framing and the artwork is an original Rembrandt etching.

Remarkable work from Orde02 whose only framing qualifications are a membership of this forum and an account with Rose&Hollis.
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Re: A moment for Praise

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Doesn’t look just right to me!

I’m pretty sure that’s a ready made frame, looking at the uneven mount margins.

For something like an original etching by Rembrandt, or for pretty much anything really, you should work from the art out, not some frame you have handy, in!

This, unless gallery law states this is exactly how Rembrandt prints should be framed, should have a wide mount, maybe 8 ply, in a different tone and a narrow frame, not skinny, narrow in relation to the mount.

Again - nice art, nice frame, but not together thank you.

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This one is obviously a matter of personal taste.

To put it in context, the framing was done by an art / museum conservation studio who did the restoration work on the etching, then framed it for their client in the selected frame shown.
The frame is not a 'ready-made' but was commissioned to size by the studio.

I like it because I see the image as sitting comfortably inside the wide frame and how the framer has cleverly proportioned the mount, with a deep bottom weighting, so that the etching does not look 'boxed in'.

Matt spends many hours in the making of his frames and it's good to see it reflected in their use on original artwork.

Overall, a really nice package.
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