Miss Waldren's tablecloth
Oil painting by Christopher Newell


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 24 × 20 × 1.25 in (framed) / 20 × 16 × 0.75 in (unframed) / 20 × 16 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front

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Christopher Newell

United Kingdom

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Large framed traditional still life oil painting on canvas
My mother-in-law was given this tablecloth by a lady who was very special to her, her name was Miss Waldren and she was born in the 1890's she told my Mother-in-law that she had made the lace on the tablecloth when she was a girl. The table is set for a simple supper of bread and cheese with pickled onions and a glass of red wine.

As an artist I was constantly disappointed with the way modern made frames would look with my work so I began to explore old techniques and recipes.
Frames are constructed from top quality hardwood using best quality glue with strengthened corner joints. Once sanded, the frames are finished following a process which pre-dates the renaissance and is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt.
The frame receives on average eight coats of gesso (natural hide glue mixed with chalk) and is allowed to dry. It is then sanded and polished. Several coats of clay bole are then brushed on and also polished.
Finally the frame is then given a protective coating of bees wax producing a unique soft velvety finish

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