Why frame it this way? Despite the artist’s vigorous pursuit of various fields of design, we could not find any record of his having designed frames. Nevertheless, to us it seemed a fine thing to acknowledge the artist’s work in the decorative arts by borrowing an ornamental border from the artist’s own work. And we decided that a casein finish was more in keeping with this charming and modest scene than a gold frame would be, and closer to the artist’s design interests as well. So, this frame, whose design pays homage to the artist, now surrounds “Woman with Three Girls.”
We have made only two of these frames. One frames the Rippl-Ronai at The Brooklyn Museum, and the other frames a mirror in our showroom, a detail of which is shown.