The Liverpool painter and photographer, Francis Barraud, was born in 1856.
Today, he is primarily known as the originator of the HMV Listening Dog logo. The dog in question apparently had the name "Nipper" and Barraud acquired the dog on the death of his own brother. He painted a picture of Nipper after the dog's own death and the painting was then sold to the English Gramophone Company, but only after the machine in the picture had actually been altered to correspond to one of the firm's own models. Francis Barraud died in 1924.
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.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.