MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
Gill & Lagodich framing projects for the High Museum of Art include provision of period frames for Edward Hicks, Penn's Treaty With The Indians, oil on canvas, c. 1830-1840, 17-5/8” x 23-5/8”, and Ernest Martin Hennings, Passing By, 1924, oil on canvas, 44” x 49”; custom-made replica frames for Ralston Crawford, Red Barge No.1, oil on canvas, 27-7/8” X 39-3/4”; Elsie Driggs, Aeroplane, 1928, oil on canvas, 44” x 38”; Maurice Prendergast, New England Village, oil on canvas, c. 1918-1923, ~16-3/4” x 20-3/4”; and ten replica frames for Thomas Sully, Robinson Crusoe, c. 1856, series of ten paintings, oil on panel, approx. sizes 12 x 9-3/4 inches.
ELSIE DRIGGS (1898-1992)
Aeroplane, 1928, oil on canvas, 44" x 38", framed by Gill & Lagodich in a custom-made replica of ac.1930s-40s American Modernist painting frame; wide reverse wave profile, water gilded in palladium leaf with light burnt sienna patina. Molding Width: 3-3/8” Painting: Museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund.
RALSTON CRAWFORD (1906–1978)
Red Barge No. 1, 1942, oil on canvas, 27-7/8" x 39-3/4". Framed by Gill & Lagodich in a custom-made variation of an early 20th-century American Modernist painting frame; simple, flat artist-made construction; painted wood, antiqued gesso, stone gray patina; molding width: 6” Museum purchase funded by the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation.
EDWARD HICKS (1780 – 1849)
Penn’s Treaty With The Indians, c.1830-1840, oil on canvas, 17-5/8” x 23-5/8”; rare c. 1830-40s American Hicks style painting frame, faux-painted wood, flat top edge and wide scoop profile with corner blocks; molding width 2-3/4” "According to legend, in 1682 Quaker reformer William Penn met with Native Americans at Shackamaxon in what is now Philadelphia to exchange gifts for land. Although history shows that Penn did meet with the Lenape Indians, no actual treaty exists. For the Quakers, however, the meeting fulfilled the biblical prophecy of a peaceable kingdom on earth. The theme inspired more than a hundred paintings by Quaker preacher Edward Hicks, who also worked as a sign and coach painter. Using a seemingly unsophisticated style, Hicks concentrated on images that conveyed his Quaker beliefs." —MFAH catalogue
MAURICE PRENDERGAST (1858–1924)
New England Village, c.1918–1923, oil on canvas, 18" x 20-3/4"; framed in a custom-made replica of original Prendergast frame in the Gill & Lagodich Collection; c. 1909 American American Arts and Crafts artist-made Prendergast painting frame; original frame for Maurice Prendergast watercolor, St. Malo. Gilded hand-carved wood with punchwork. Rare artist-made frame. Molding width: 2-1/4” Painting: Wintermann Collection of American Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Wintermann