On Framing 18th Century British Oil Paintings

Every painting the fine art dealer London Academy Fine Printings offers is presented in sympathetic vintage or antique frames. The greatest British and European frames from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries are essentially masterpieces of their own. The right frame is needed to perfectly complement your art dealer online purchase. Whether you buy a watercolor or an oil painting, it needs to be framed properly.

AFP endeavor to sell their paintings in their original frames, after restoring them to a fitting condition before the sale. If the frame can’t be repaired for whatever reason, then this fine art dealer London will source a suitable antique or vintage replacement from one of the very best private collections or galleries in the country. Art traders can also expect information and advice on framing, including finding suitable replacement frames for any paintings they already own.

Hanging Fine Art

Not sure how and where your picture should be changed? Or are you just worried about damaging the 18th-century British oil paintings in question? If that sounds like you, then AFP can help if you live in the south of England. They have a connection to a specialist picture hanger that has been displaying and presenting paintings safely for over 30 years. After all; what’s the point in going to all that effort to get a fine painting if you don’t display it properly?

Restoring Oil Paintings

While some people use the terms interchangeably, conservation is preserving art and preventing deterioration, while restoration is repairing and renovating oil paintings to bring them to something resembling their original condition. Whether conserving or restoring a painting, it must always be reversible, sympathetic, and performed by professionals.

Every oil painting will naturally wear down thanks to their environment. Oil paintings may split, rot, warp, crack, blister, flake, cup, blanch, darken or even disappear under ancient varnish. Extreme temperatures, mechanical damage, and water intrusion can damage the paint on the canvas and the wooden panel of the painting.

Because oil paintings are typically displayed without any glass to protect them from the outside world (and this is how they should be displayed) they are constantly exposed to pollutants including smoke and dust. Everything that can damage your walls can also damage the paintings on those walls, including temperature and damp. Oil paintings are protected by a layer of varnish, but even this varnish yellows over time and has to be stripped away and replaced.

Retouching a painting (or “inpainting” as they say in the States – is when missing areas of paint are replaced in a manner that blends the new paint with the old without painting over the undamaged areas. The process is so sophisticated that a professional restorer can make the new paint look aged so no one can tell the painting has been retouched.

Purchase Your 18th and 19th Century British Oil Paintings

Take a look through the collection of this art dealer online and see what catches your fancy. Remember that investing in art isn’t always a smart plan. It’s much better to find something that you enjoy looking at and would be proud to display in your home. Also, consider having the 18th-century British oil paintings you already own retouched and restored to their former glory.

Help and Advice for Collecting 18th and 19th Century British Oil Paintings

Many fine art dealers in the UK offer plenty of advisory services to allow their clients to offer up their money to have independent valuation reports, market trend reports, and several other products and reports designed to impress their clients and make them believe there is some kind of algorithm to buying art successfully. The reality is that art prices fluctuate all the time and you won’t improve your chances of getting a good price by spending money on spreadsheets. Here are some real help and advice on collecting 18th and 19th-century British oil paintings.

On Buying Fine Art

One of the most important things to realize about buying fine art is that art advisers will deliberately complicate the art buying process. Things work out much better for them – and they make much more money – by doing this. They don’t want to live in a world where one can simply buy a piece of art because they happen to like it and want to own it.

They may defend themselves by saying that they offer specialist guidance to their very wealthy clients who want to make solid financial investments, but there’s just one piece of advice the kind of person who has millions on hand to spend on art needs to know; buy Warhol, Basquiat, Koons, and Richter. Or you could just look at the art work that famous celebrities are having and get something from that artist as this is sure to drive demand for the work of the artist and, of course, the price. Every commodity follows the simple laws of supply and demand, and art is no different.

If you don’t have millions on hand to invest in art, then your money would be best invested elsewhere. There are plenty of markets that you can invest in that aren’t as volatile as the art world. The only part of the market one stands to make a lot of money by investing in art is the very high end of the market; Modern Art. Even then, investing in art is more the realm of people with more money than sense and more interest in their status than any kind of artistic significance.

You shouldn’t spend your time attempting to predict how much a piece of art will cost in the future or worrying about any kind of financial return. Rather, you should simply buy the art that appeals to you and you would be comfortable living with. While no one would want to waste their money, and you can find it useful to do some research into the sales history of an artist, there’s no need to overcomplicate things. You should enjoy the art buying process and buy something based on your own tastes and instincts.