June 18 Feature

13 June 2018 | General

Re-Framing Constable

We are thrilled to announce that our latest collaboration with the Tate has been unveiled and is now on display at the Clore Gallery (at the Tate). 

The re-framing of Constable’s ‘Salisbury Cathedral’ painting (1831), was based on the frame on his diploma painting displayed at the Royal Academy in 1829. We assisted the Tate with access to our unique collection of period carvings “The Bloomsbury Collection” and the loan of authentic period moulds from our archive for making the frame.

The Bloomsbury Collection is an invaluable resource - described by tate as "National importance to the history of frame making in Britain" and "of extraordinary cultural significance" 

It’s a library of exquisitely detailed reversed carved moulds from box wood, It has been in continuous use by our company since 1837 with some of the carvings dating back to c1760. The ornamentation is created using techniques largely unchanged for 250 years that we still use to this day and were used to create the Constable Frame.