Framed in No. 143 “Hudson” — 2-1/2″ profile in cherry (Saturated Medieval stain), with cherry slip with white gold leaf.
The smooth, highly refined depiction o soft objects with gleaming smooth surfaces demanded a polished frame in tight-grained wood such as cherry. For color, the right frame, which works as a subordinate element in the whole object, usually takes its cue from the background created by the painter. Hence the choice for finish of a deep, deep brown (no black in the stain, as there’s actually no black in the painting). A simple painting, the frame too is simple, with just the right amount of form and definition. Flat table top presenting the subject, hence a flat frame to present the painting. That’s how simple minds work!