Elizabeth Stannard comes from the very well-known Stannard family of painters. She and her cousin Emily were to produce some of the finest still-life paintings of their period. She was born in 1829 and died in 1915.
The Stannards were one of the notable Norwich families whose artistic talents came to prominence during the nineteenth century. Elizabeth's father, Alfred Stannard, was a respected painter, as was his brother, Joseph. Emily Stannard, Joseph's wife, was a recognised artist who had studied in Amsterdam, and their daughter, Emily, was another fine painter.
Elizabeth Stannard was thus brought up surrounded by talented artists and from an early age she showed an interest in painting. Her father gave regular art classes, which she attended. She was a very delicate child, and would tire easily, which is probably why she decided to concentrate her work on still-life paintings.
Early in her career Stannard's style was noticeably influenced by the Dutch Masters, particularly de Heem, and her paintings displayed a noticeable blue hue. However, by 1864 she had developed her own style. The light that plays on her compositions is magnificent - creating perfect shadows, and a remarkable crispness and clarity of form.
Sign up for the Easyart newsletter to take advantage of this exclusive offer and receive updates on the latest artists and collections.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.
In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.
After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.
We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.
Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.
In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.
Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.
After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.
For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.
As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.