Happy New Year! At last the map is scanned and framed. I apologise for the delay but I had to visit Austria and check out their snow for a week and meanwhile the framing and scanning took place.
Firstly, I took the map to Bretonside Copy and they scanned the image and colour matched . They have to make sure all the detailing is picked up on the scan and that the hues and tones are correct. The image here is on white but the actual prints will be on cream giclee paper that I colour matched to the original paper that I worked on.
Then I took it along to my friends at the Plymstock Gallery in Plymouth where Sue and Charles spent six hours framing it. They could see the level of perfectionism in the art work and I was delighted that they matched that in the framing.
The mount is a triple mount with a ‘v’ groove. It has a gilt border inside.
The backing is on acid free paper which stops the papers from ever turning yellow and is what is used in museums. The glass is also museum quality: it has UV protection and this stops any fading of the ink which is a double protection as the ink is archive quality too. The frame is thick black wood with a gold band which is nearly the same width as the rope border.
When choosing the frame, I wanted something classic and traditional but which complemented the style of the art work. I hope you like it.
The map will be hung in the Plymstock Gallery for a few weeks, in Scott’s hometown of Plymouth. Although it is not for sale yet, Sue and Charles at the gallery would be happy to meet you, so please feel free to pop in.
Plymstock Gallery and Framers
39, Springfield Rd, Elburton, Plymouth, Devon PL9 8EJ
Tel: 01752 403403
The International Scott Centenary Expedition team are currently planning the date and location of the auction, plus numbers of prints. I will keep the blog updated as I get details and put further information on my website.
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