The Sansovino Frame (PB)
Late sixteenth-century Venice saw the creation of some of the most inventive picture frames ever devised – carved and embellished with bold scrolls, grotesque masks and lascivious figures. Named after the sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino, these range from the flamboyant and intricate to the quiet, subtle and simple.
In this book, which accompanies an exhibition of Sansovino frames at the National Gallery, the authors discuss more than thirty examples, the materials and techniques employed, and their relationship to drawings, prints and the contemporary décor, furniture, wooden ceilings and stucco vaults of sixteenth-century Venice.
An authoritative essay by Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery from 2008 to 2015, and Peter Schade, Head of the Gallery’s framing department, will contribute to the history of collecting and display as well as to our understanding of a special type of furniture.
|Authors||Nicholas Penny, Peter Schade, Harriet O’Neill|
|Dimensions||270 × 210 cm|
|Publisher||National Gallery Company|
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