Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Old Drawing of Child in Great Frame

In Art Nouveau > Show & Tell and Posters and Prints > Prints > Show & Tell.
Art Nouveau1267 of 1711KRALIK BLACK/AMETHYST PAIR OF VASESFaux Tiffany Blue Dragonfly Lamp
9
Love it
1
Like it

aeonaeon likes this.
Marc112Marc112 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
mikielikesigns2mikielikesigns2 loves this.
guyfrmatlguyfrmatl loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

guyfrmatl
(114 items)

This great antique wooden frame holds a drawing of a "Satan" baby - no not really, but the kid does look a little spooky to me. Frame is nice and very detailed.

Comments

  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Wow, that is an unusual frame, whoever carved this put so much love into it !!, and I love your cool new profile photo !~Phil.
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Really love the Egyptian elements carved at the bottom of this beautiful frame!~Phil
  3. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the comments PDAM. That pic was a looooong time ago lol I thought the frame here was awesome as well... loved the detail.
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Magnificent and lovely frame!!! Astounding and beautiful. Any markings on reverse?

    Does the baby have pointed ears? Are those grapes in his hand? Is there a flute somewhere in the picture? Hard to see....miKKo
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    that IS a great frame! picture too!
  6. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 2 years ago
    Thanks for all the comments and love - there are no markings on the frame or photo... No flute but those are grapes in his hand...
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, guyfrmatl. Thanks for the details. I am no expert by any means, but I have some observations to make. First, I wonder if this exceptional frame might once have held a mourning portrait? Observe the purple velvet surround. Second, I wonder if the print it now holds is a replacement picture for a mourning portrait or other cherished work of art. Third, I wonder if this baby represents the baby Bacchus, the god of wine and other things. Looks like he's reaching for a grapevine. If it were just a normal baby with a bunch of grapes, I wouldn't mention it. Grapes were very popular during the Victorian period - a sign of bounty. One sees many old silver patterns and serving pieces with a grape motif, and one sees many Limoges pieces with grapes, as well. However, that doesn't look like a normal baby. I can't see very well, but his expression looks more consistent with an adult's - a mischievous adult, at that. It is a very strange image to see in such a frame. Is there any indication that the picture displayed in the frame might have been changed out? Does the picture of the 'baby' have any signature or title? Whatever the answers, one thing is certain: This is a magnificent frame! miKKo

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus
  8. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the info Mikko! It looks very possible it was switched out. I do not see any signatures or markings though. The frame IS awesome - love it! Glad you like it too!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.