Falmouth Frameworks


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Brian Stewart with Paul Mitchell

This book is the culmination of a three-year project to raise awareness of the importance of historical and artist-designed frames, and the marriage between frame and work. No museum objects have been more neglected. Frames are often an integral part of the work but despite this they are sometimes separated, not conserved or not catalogued.

Falmouth Art Gallery is the first gallery in the country to research, restore and catalogue both picture and frame as an aesthetic union.

Using Falmouth’s important collection this book examines the artists’ relationship
with the frame from the early eighteenth century, through to the modern day. Included are Sven Berlin, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Thomas Gainsborough,
Kurt Jackson, Dame Laura Knight, Sir Alfred Munnings, Ben Nicholson, John
Singer Sargent and John William Waterhouse.

ISBN 978-1-906593-75-9
280mm x 265mm
208pp, illustrated throughout