Ogee Frame
Ogee Frame
The Met Open Access Images Ogee Frame Date: ca. 1720–30 (?) Culture: French Medium: Oak lower moldings; lime upper moldings. Carved, gilt; orange bole. Dimensions: Overall, 53.5 x 68.2 cm; sight, 35 x 49.2 cm; rebate, 37.4 x 51.6 cm. Classification: Frames Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.1.2535 This somewhat heavy frame was used on Claude Monet's "Houses on the Achterzaan" of 1871 (1975.1.196), which it complemented by lending weight to the atmosphere of the composition. The unabraded gold added a warm tonality. Unlike that of so many frames used for Impressionist works, the gold of this one has hardly been distressed at all. Related Objects Houses on the Achterzaan Artist: Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny) Date: 1871 Medium: Oil on canvas Accession: 1975.1.196 On view in: Gallery 957
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