Framing Arnold Friberg

A year ago I posted in the portfolio a large painting by Arnold Friberg, “The Eyes of Chief Joseph”, which we were especially proud to frame. Just recently we got to frame three more by this important American illustrator. All are in substantial carved quartersawn oak frames. More on Friberg here… See “The Eyes of Chief Joseph” here…

This first example features a cassetta frame similar to the one we used on “The Eyes of Chief Joseph”, but with more suitable hexagons instead of circles (compare too with the last example, below). The profile is 4-1/2″ wide plus a narrow copper leaf liner.

Arnold Friberg, "Masters of Their Trade," . Oil on canvas, 25" x 40".

Arnold Friberg, “Masters of Their Trade”. Oil on canvas, 25″ x 40″.

For the one below, we chose a mitered frame to enhance the strong perspective, which, by the way, is especially significant in light of the theme of the painting. This frame too is about 4-1/2″ wide.


Arnold Friberg, “The Welcoming Committee”. Oil on canvas, 31″ x 40″.

This one below is in a frame similar to the on “The Eyes of Chief Joseph.” Note the aesthetic justification of the circle motif in the frame compared to the first example above with hexagons.


Arnold Friberg, "He's Yours, My Son," 1996. Oil on canvas, 30" x 48".

Arnold Friberg, “He’s Yours, My Son,” 1996. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″.

Detail of carved cassetta frame.



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