Recently a customer brought in a high value signed original Clifford Fishwick gouache that was badly in need of reframing.  The original mount had discoloured on the bevels and (allegedly) the artist himself had taped his artwork to the back of the mount.

       

The right hand picture shows a large amount of staining and the residue of the original tape used to attach the artwork to the rear of its original mount.  Fishwick’s signature can clearly be made out near the top.

You can now see the back of the gouache with the tape carefully removed and on the right the rough top edge where we presume the paper had been torn from a pad or book.

In keeping with the original and using the same dimensions we put a new double mount and crafted a frame with a white limed oak finish.