Born in Haarlem, in Holland, in 1816, and the son of a Lutheran hatmaker, Frederik Kruseman came from an eminent family of artists and was tutored by many of the greatest names in the Dutch Romantic style, including Koekkoek, Reekers and Roosenboom.
Working originally from Hilversum and Haarlem, he moved to Brussels in 1858 and was based there until his death in 1882. Although he exhibited little, Kruseman acquired a reputation as a successful and popular artist of the Romantic school, specialising particularly in summer and winter landscapes with figures. His depictions of winter sports are perhaps the best-known of his oeuvre.
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.