For opening times see the website, or telephone 01732 462100.
This guide was produced on the occasion of a lecture by Jacob Simon at Knole in November 1998 and has been revised December 2013.
The parts of a painting will help you identify the work correctly and learn if you have something valuable or not.
Watch me show you how to identify a ,500 painting bought at auction for only using these tips.
Some of the most important and revealing information about paintings is not visible from the front.
Of course, the composition of the painting, artist’s signature, and brushwork style are only part of the story of assessing value of a work of art.
Sometimes when you rely on a signature, you are just looking at a forgery because it is easy and commonplace to have a forged signature. Learn about the parts of a painting and learn what to look for from me, the leading authority on art and antiques.
The new popularity of period frames is rooted in the larger interest in 19th- and early 20th-century figurative art, and has been spurred by the efforts of Shepherd Gallery, 21 East 84th Street. Throughout the late 1960's and 70's while many collectors and dealers were stripping ornamental period frames from their art acquisitions, Mr.Many of the pictures now at Knole were collected by Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, Lord Treasurer to James I and owner of Copt Hall in Essex from about 1623.His daughter, Frances Cranfield, married the future 5th Earl of Dorset in 1637 and it was through this marriage that Copt Hall came into the possession of the Earls of Dorset following the death of the 3rd Earl of Middlesex in 1674.A picture frame may be of any color or texture, but gilding is common, especially on older wooden frames.Some picture frames have elaborate molding which may relate to the subject matter.