Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames

This unique and free exhibition showcases thirty 'Sansovino Frames', elaborate Venetian frames named after Italian architect and sculptor, Jacopo Sansovino. With only two frames including paintings, the exhibition aims to highlight the intricate genius and beauty of each frame.
, 'Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro,' abbout 1528, The National Gallery, London

Titian

Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro, abbout 1528

"Frames in Focus," at National Gallery, London (2015)

, 'A carved and partially gilded Sansovino frame,' 1560-1580, The National Gallery, London

A carved and partially gilded Sansovino frame, 1560-1580

"Frames in Focus," at National Gallery, London (2015)

, 'A partially gilded carved walnut Sansovino frame,' possibly 1550s, The National Gallery, London

A partially gilded carved walnut Sansovino frame, possibly 1550s

"Frames in Focus," at National Gallery, London (2015)