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Georgian 3.25 Plain or ribbed

Width: 3.25"

Category: Traditional frames

Type: Georgian


This basic scotia frame, varied by the addition or subtraction of decorative elements, was one of two main styles used by Turner throughout his career.  It is a version of the late 18th century NeoClassical or ‘Morland’ frame, so-called because it is frequently found on paintings by the artist George Morland. The deep hollow or scotia is a device for focusing attention upon the image and enhancing its perspective, whilst also helping to reflect light onto the surface of the painting. This example shows corner leaves , optional fluting and an egg and dart sight.


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Georgian 3.25 Plain or ribbed