Born in 1833, George Vicat Cole owed his artistic education to his father, a totally self-taught and successful artist. Under his father's tuition the young Cole took Turner, Constable and Cox as the Great Masters upon which to model his work. However, he was also taught by his father to look towards the greatest source of inspiration: nature itself.
At 18 he was accepted at the British Institute and at the Society of British Artists and, a year later, he exhibited his first works at the Royal Academy. George Vicat Cole was a fashionable painter of his time and he is still admired for his delicate use of colour and his great sensitivity, balanced by the overall sense of a firm and sure brush. He died in 1893.
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.