Roman Picture Frames

Find reproductions of Roman picture frames. See Salvator Rosa Frames and Carlo Maratta frames for sale. Salvator Rosa and Carlo Maratta were two painters of the 17th century. They both worked and died in Rome letting in town a vast heritage of masterpieces. The majority of their paintings are framed with a very typical 18th century Roman frame. Indeed, that specific model takes their names. In fact, Carlo Maratta frames and Salvator Rosa frames are the same model frame.

Here we explain why a frame has the name of a painter. It’s a fact already happened. For instance, the painter Francesco Albani gave the name to a 17th-century frame. Our explanation for that is quite simple. As certain kinds of frames were abundantly reproduced, it’s easy to find a painter framed always with the same model. In fact, Salvator Rosa frame was the most realized model during the 18th century in Rome.

We don’t know when collectors began to identify the 18th century roman frames with that name. Therefore, it could either be since the 1700s or since the 1800s. For sure we know that since the late 19th century, collectors use those names. We know it because the founder of the Federici workshop was born at the end of the 1800s. Indeed, He used those names.

salvator rosa frames for sale

We realize Salvator Rosa frames with the perfect size for your paintings. We make our reproductions in several finishes. As you can see from the picture above, we use mostly black lacquer or gold. In fact, gilders used often the black lacquer for Roman frames. Lacquer highlights the carvings especially when they are very detailed.

Even though lacquer is good, exists an abundant number of Salvator Rosa frames finished entirely in gold leaf. They have typical carvings: on the inner, on the middle, and on the outer edges. Those decorations never change. The same ornate and the same profiles define the Salvator Rosa picture frame. What change is either the finishing or the number of ornates. Sometimes one finds just the inner carving. Other times one finds the inner and the middle carvings. Many times you find the three types of carving together.

Our collection of Salvator Rosa frames contains all the possibilities described above. Customers can buy our reproductions customized as they want. For instance, you can change the color of the lacquer and change the number of carvings. Even though we display profiles with section widths from 5 to 10 cms, you can modify the profile at your pleasure.

reproductions of carlo maratta frames

As already explained, Carlo Maratta frames and Salvator Rosa frames represent the same model of Roman picture frame. So, we can either use Salvator Rosa or Carlo Maratta’s name, referring to the same kind of frame.

There is another Roman frame that craftsmen used a lot. It has no carvings. Follow the link to see it: cod. 049. This model has been produced abundantly during the 1700s in Rome. Its extraordinary simplicity makes it suitable for landscapes, but other genders as well. It highlights the paintings.

The Carlo Maratta picture frames without carvings are very convenient. On the one hand, they are very affordable. On another hand, they are super decorative. Contrarily to Baroque frames, they manage to complement the work of art. Therefore, Carlo Maratta frames without carving make the work art stands out. In conclusion, it is the best solution to enrich the painting by paying a fair price.

roman frames & neapolitan frames

There is a little difference between Neapolitan frames and Roman picture frames. They look the same, but they aren’t. Of course, the Roman frames are the most recognized. Due to the resonance of the artists who worked in Rome, the carvers also gained importance.

The Neapolitan frames are usually lacquered with black paint. Also, they have one or two rows of decorations. It’s quite unlikely to see them with three rows of decorations as Roman frames have. In addition, Neapolitan frames don’t have such detailed carvings. Thus, they look more similar to Spanish frames. In conclusion, Roman picture frames served as models to many outer regions. So, we can consider them like the best ones.