Too many things going on, only one me.
This picture came to me free. I was looking at a couple of pieces of furniture in a large charity shop in Birmingham and asked about this. It was splattered with emulsion paint and the original plaster frame was literally disintegrating. They gave it to me.
I cleaned off the paint, stabilising what was left of the frame with soft furniture wax.
I wanted one more picture over the bed in the terrace room. This is a rather lovely print of a painting by Marcus Stone; who started off observing his father Frank Stone, was illustrating for Trollope and Dickens as a teenager, and who stayed faithful to his classical training and disciplines to the disdain of those who championed the looser Pre-Raphaelites.
I love the landscape, the fabrics, and of course the bench!! The wistful and nostalgic air and the very soft colours are perfect for it’s intended spot.
The frame looks great now and I shan’t be restoring it any further; old, damaged, a bit rough but characterful………………That’s me!
Above-Vintage (1985) Laura Ashley ticking stripe fabric & large hand knitted throw