James QUINN
 Sandro BOTTICELLI (after)

Frames and Frame Makers

The framing of paintings has a long history, dating back through the thirteenth century and beyond. Picture frames and their makers trace technological, craft and industrial developments through the centuries along with shifts in design and taste.

The framing of an artwork plays a big part in how we perceive the artwork, affecting composition, space and the relationship of the work to its historical setting.

We have developed this compilation of frames and frame makers to give access to original frames in the collection and projects where we have re-established lost relationships between frame and painting.

This on-line resource has been made possible by the generous support of the Telematics Course Development Fund.

We are also indebted to Jacob Simon for allowing us to reference the rich on-line archive of historical information on frame makers provided by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Wheat
John LINNELL
Tranquil winter
Walter WITHERS
The bridge
William Blamire YOUNG
Black Hill Moss
Charles HOLMES
Interior
Jan STEEN
To the workhouse
Emma Minnie BOYD
Framed embroidery
UNKNOWN
Penelope
Tom ROBERTS
The plain of Gennevilliers, yellow fields
Gustave CAILLEBOTTE
Road with two horses
Grace Cossington SMITH
Crowd
Grace Cossington SMITH
Sapling Forest
Fred WILLIAMS
Across the Yarra
Clarice BECKETT
Spring scene
Rupert BUNNY
The Red Rigi
J. M. W. TURNER
The temptation of Christ
Ary SCHEFFER
(A Moorish doorway)
Tom ROBERTS
Spring in the valley of the Mitta Mitta with the Bogong Ranges in the distance
Eugene von GUÉRARD
Still life
George LANCE
While daylight lingers
Charles CONDER
Rembrandt
REMBRANDT Harmensz. van Rijn; REMBRANDT Harmensz. van Rijn (studio of)
The Cumaean Sibyl delivering the Oracles
Giovanni Paolo PANINI
The village laundress
Leon POLE
Milton, when a youth
Henry FUSELI
Mother and child
Cornelis de VOS
David with the head of Goliath
Johan ZOFFANY
Richard St George Mansergh-St George
Thomas GAINSBOROUGH
The house at Rueil
Édouard MANET
Two old men disputing
REMBRANDT Harmensz. van Rijn
Portrait of a white-haired man
REMBRANDT Harmensz. van Rijn
Miss Susanna Gale
Joshua REYNOLDS
Madame Pfund
Tom ROBERTS
Profile portrait of a lady
NORTHERN ITALY
Friendly critics
Constance L. JENKINS
Lost
Frederick McCUBBIN
The river
Arthur STREETON
Miss Isobel McDonald
Tom ROBERTS
Study in blue and gold
Frederick McCUBBIN
Winter morning near Heidelberg
Louis BUVELOT
Summer afternoon, Templestowe
Louis BUVELOT
Warrenheip Hills near Ballarat
Eugene von GUÉRARD
Yalla-y-Poora
Eugene von GUÉRARD
View of the snowy bluff on the Wonnangatta River
Eugene von GUÉRARD
The confession of the Giaour
Eugène DELACROIX
Marguerite and Faust in the garden
Ary SCHEFFER
Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania and Bottom
Edwin LANDSEER
The quarrel: Old cross
G. J. PINWELL
In the fields
José Júlio de SOUSA-PINTO
Coaxing ways
J. C. WAITE
The daughters of Danaus
Fernand SABATTÉ
Little Red Riding Hood
Gustave DORÉ
Challenged
John PETTIE
Parting from betrothed
Wilhelm KOLLER
The vintage festival
Lawrence ALMA-TADEMA
A Roman holiday
Briton RIVIÉRE
The grasshopper
Jules LEFEBVRE
The defenestration, 1618
Václav BROŽÍK
Lock on the Thames
James WEBB
The first cloud
William Quiller ORCHARDSON
Start Point off the coast of Devonshire
William MELBY
The daughter of the house
Frank HOLL
The convalescent
Francis TATTEGRAIN
After the Massacre of Glencoe
Peter GRAHAM
An easterly breeze
Peter GRAHAM
The Seine at St Pierre near Louviers: A morning in October
Alexandre NOZAL
(Study of a girl, half-nude, leaning on box)
Hugh RAMSAY
Ulysses and the Sirens
John William WATERHOUSE
A lullaby
John Henry LORIMER
Mental arithmetic
Thomas Cooper GOTCH
A Sheikh and his son entering Cairo on their return from a pilgrimage to Mecca
Robert DOWLING
Christ and the Maries (The Entombment)
Ary SCHEFFER
October
Jules BASTIEN-LEPAGE
A Salvation Army shelter
E. Borough JOHNSON
Paolo and Francesca da Rimini
Dante Gabriel ROSSETTI
Anguish
August Friedrich Albrecht SCHENCK
The Wheel of Fortune
Edward BURNE-JONES
La Belle Dame sans merci
Arthur HUGHES
The 28th Regiment at Quatre Bras
Elizabeth THOMPSON
The importunate neighbour
William Holman HUNT
The finding of Don Juan by Haidée
Ford Madox BROWN
Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence
Jusepe de RIBERA
Windy and wet
Arthur STREETON
Mentone
Tom ROBERTS
The violin lesson
Tom ROBERTS
The melon
Édouard MANET
The ship's deck
Édouard MANET