1858. Oil on canvas, 14″ x 12″. Framed in Compound No. 348 + Subframe No. 408, in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain), with gilt oak slip (18 kt pale gold leaf).
One of my favorite re-framings (see the “before” shot, right). The dark oak frame is far less pretentious and more suitably rustic for the piece. (Rustic? Yes, look at the table and background. Our tradition of framing such pieces betray their essential basis in nature.) The color and design are far less distracting, placing the focus on the painting. A more formal profile was the obvious choice, given the tightly rendered forms, and the fine beads suit the fine line work.