A Paragon of Beauty – Ruminations on a Portrait

Reproduction portrait of Auguste Strobl originally painted by Joseph Stieler for Ludwig I Hall of Beauties

Some of you keen observers noticed this charming lady serenely smiling out of the Hunt Collection sale photos from Thursday. I’m excited to introduce you to the newest resident here at Dogwood House: Fräulein Auguste Strobl (1807 – 1871)! Auguste came to me by way of auction, and I must confess to only leaving a…

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The Simple Way to Frame a Painting with Offset Clips

How to frame a painting with offset clips - finished landscape painting in gold frame.

5 easy steps to frame a painting on canvas using offset clips and a back-loading frame. You’ve found the perfect painting for your wall after hunting countless estate sales, thrifts, and galleries. It has eye catching colors and a subject that speaks to you! The only drawback…it’s un-framed. Don’t let that hiccup stop you from…

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