IWM London - Cecil Beaton

A surprising and lesser known fact about British photographer, designer and socialite Cecil Beaton is that he was also a key war time photographer! Beaton took over 7,000 images between 1940 and the end of the war and John Jones were delighted to frame a selection of these for display in the major exhibition ‘Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War’ at IWM London.

Each wooden frame has been cut in a simple square profile shape, sanded to a smooth finish and stained with a crisp black spray. This minimalist style of framing is ideal for large-scale museum shows, providing an un-intrusive backdrop to the artwork whilst ensuring it remains protected throughout the exhibition. When framing photography, it is particularly important to reduce the risk of long-term fading and deterioration caused by UV rays given off by hot electric lighting. Each piece has been fitted with ultra violet light filtered glazing to combat this problem to a museum quality. The photographic prints themselves have been mounted to acid-free cotton mount boards, which unlike cheaper poor quality boards will not cause yellowing stains to appear on the photographs over time.

For more information on framing photography with a beautiful aesthetic result, please contact a member of our team or schedule an appointment for a one-to-one consultation!

 

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IWM London - Cecil Beaton
IWM London - Cecil Beaton
IWM London - Cecil Beaton

Location

IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Art

Photography by Cecil Beaton

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