Wash/line french bound mounting

L.S. Lowry

R.B.A., R.A.

What is a wash/line french bound mount?

wash line mounts

This special, handmade mounting is a combination of traditional English and French techniques.
The lines and wash are drawn/painted around the mount to compliment and balance
the colours in the picture, much care and subtlety is needed to create a good
wash/line mount.

Each mount is individually made for each particular picture.
The french binding is the inset deeper mount...
usually covered with a linen finish to compliment the colour in the picture.
These days, most of our work is mounted using only french bound mounts. (using only conservation materials)
This gives a cleaner and more minimalistic overall look to the picture, which suits the present style of decor.

wash line french bound mount