Appleton Mount Shasta
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored steel plate engraving of “Mount Shasta” from William Cullen Bryant’s Picturesque America was published by D. Appleton & Co., New York circa 1872-4. William Cullen Bryant (1794 -1878) was the distinguished American poet, editor and finally owner of the Evening Post. In 1872 he edited “Picturesque America” and was responsible for choosing artists rather than photographers to interpret the beauty of America. Engraved by E. F. Brandard after an original painting by J. D. Smillie, this beautifully executed engraving exemplifies the high point of 19th century intaglio printing.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.