The Sansovino Frame (PB)

The Sansovino Frame (PB)

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Nicholas Penny, Peter Schade and Harriet O’Neill

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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.

Product Code 1040015
ISBN 9781857095906
Authors Nicholas Penny, Peter Schade, Harriet O’Neill
Format Paperback
Pages 48
Colour Illustrations 65
Dimensions 270 × 210 cm
Publisher National Gallery Company
GTIN 9781857095906
Published April 2015
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