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British picture framemakers, 1600-1950 - I

An online resource, launched in 2007, selectively updated twice yearly. Last updated March 2019. Last updated August 2019. Contributions are welcome, to Jacob Simon at [email protected].

Introduction Resources and bibliography

William Innes, Oxford, see James Wyatt

Updated September 2019
Charles Ives, 9 Durham Place, Campden Hill Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W 1910-1914, road renumbered 1914/5, 156 Campden Hill Road 1915-1944. Picture framemaker.

In his trade label from 9 Durham Place, probably dating to about 1910 or soon after, Charles Ives advertised as carver, gilder and framemaker, expert print and picture restorer, claiming that the business had been established in 1878 (label on backboard of Jules Legand’s Angra Pequena, Library of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, acc. no.18, information from Lila Komnick).

A partner in the framing business of Glover & Ives, 1905-1909, at 9 Durham Place, Charles Ives ran the business on his own from 1910. He advertised that he was a 'manufacturer and gilder of reproductions of carved frames by French process; also imitation tortoiseshell frames; very moderate prices to artists. Illustrated catalogue on application' (The Studio, vol.87, January 1924, p.xxiii).

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