Ruisdael, French Louis XIV, 17th century.
4" wide, antique 22K gold leaf over red, hand carved. This frame is named after the greatest Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century, Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682). Ruisdael's father, Isaak, in addition to being an established artist, was also a prominent frame maker. After French Huguenot artisanscarvers and gildersimmigrated to Holland to escape persecution in the 17th century, their frame designs became popular on the works of such Dutch Old Masters as Ruisdael, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
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