Nicholas Crowhurst has specialized in mounting, framing and picture and frame conservation for over 45 years. Earlier and proven traditional methods of frame-joinery are consistently used, ensuring a combined beauty and guaranteed durability of picture frames. Mounts are always truly hand-cut, using only the finest conservation, acid-free and museum quality materials for optimum preservation and appearance of artwork. Protective glazing, including museum glass, is strongly advised when artwork is exposed to the effects of long-term light exposure. Complex framing orders feature regularly for preserving and displaying three-dimensional artwork and museum artifacts.
The cleaning, restoration and conservation of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, engravings and frames, frequently produce results beyond expectations, like this “before-and-after-the–battle” example shown here.
This watercolour by Henry Scott Tuke was so badly stained over about 85% of the picture surface, it was generally considered to be irredeemable. So, the outcome after cleaning here, is a miraculous recovery for a ship which might otherwise have been condemned to a watery grave.