From the Collection: Before and After

The Terra Foundation of American Art generously supported a project the Mead curators have been contemplating for months: a new frame for Winslow Homer’s The Fisher Girl. After narrowing the selection of frames down to a few from thousands of options, a decision has been made!

Before

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After

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The new surround, a stately ca. 1900 American picture frame, allows Homer’s subtle composition to resonate more clearly and powerfully than the more ornate Louis XV revival frame.

*Special thanks to the Terra Foundation of American Art for generous financial support and to Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich of Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames and Gilding Restoration for their terrific work on this project.

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2 thoughts on “From the Collection: Before and After

  1. Credit to Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich of Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames and Gilding Restoration for their terrific work on this project.

  2. The different exposure has made comparison difficult. The top one is washed out. However, it looks like a good choice was made. As an artist I find that the art of framing is most difficult to master. I spend a great deal of time with my framer contemplating my choices and often pick the wrong frame. I do not have the luxury of an expert’s advice, so I suffer in silence and often end up hurting the impact of my painting.

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