A Second Carl Sammons Painting (for Twosday)

My last post featured a painting by Oakland landscape painter Carl Sammons (1883-1968), which was on display this past weekend in California Historical Design‘s booth at the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn. Carl Sammons paintingIt was actually one of a pair of 24″ x 30″ Sammonses from the 1920’s that we framed for California Historical Design. So this being no ordinary Tuesday but also “Twosday” (2/22/22), it seemed fitting to post the second of the pair. As you can see, the frame design for this one is similar in approach to the first, but different, each of the two frames carved with patterns adapted to their respective paintings—the peaked crown and zig zag pattern for the rugged mountains and the rounded crown and scalloped corners for the rolling hills. (This one below, showing the Russian River, is available here. The first one, shown at right, “Mt Moran—Jackson Lake—Teton Mountains, Wyoming,” is available here.)

Like the frame on the Mt Moran painting, this one is also a compound made by Trevor Davis in carved quartersawn white oak, 4″ wide, with a carved gilt liner.

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