Framing Edgar Payne, and Exploring Proud Splines

This little study, “Indian Ponies,” by famed Southern California painter Edgar Payne came to us in a linen mat with an octagonal opening. The outside of the mat is 9-1/4″ x 10-1/4″. I’d been doing more with proud splines—as can be seen in the post from last week, “Framing Eva Pietzcker”—and this piece suggested to me using a combination of outset corners and proud splines playing off the angles of the horse heads and composition.

Framed Edgar Payne painting

The frame is quartersawn white oak with Medieval Oak stain, and has a 23 kt gold slip. It’s 1-1/4 wide (1-7/16″ at the corners). Details below. More designs with proud splines can be found on the Mitered Frames—Special Corners page of the catalog.

“Indian Ponies” is available from California Historical Design.

Below are a few works by Payne featuring horses—

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