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Carlo Marratta

Width: 3.5"

Category: Traditional frames

Type: Carlo

History:

An English variation of the Salvator Rosa frame, it was so called because it was first found on works by Carlo Maratta (1625–1713). In its enriched form, with up to five runs of decoration, it created an opulent setting for the jewels of a collection. The plainer forms were often used to frame the contents of an entire gallery. The Maratta frame was especially popular in England in the 18th century when the great Grand Tour collections were being formed.

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