Buying Art, Prints & Framing18th November 2011
Art lovers, these pages have a wealth of information to help you choose art, prints and framing.
Always wanted to have a portrait done? Our guidance on commissioning an artwork will help you.
Print standards keep colours true; if you're having your own artwork or photographs printed ask if your printer has been accredited by the Guild. Look for limited edition prints with the Guild logo on.
Thinking of buying art at auction? Our guidance will help you understand catalogue terms, additional fees and what to look for.
Do you own prints with the Guild Print Stamp on them? You can search the list of Guild registered artists and engravers and find your edition number on this site. Our archivist will be able to tell you more about your print, including edition size, and in most cases original value, for a small fee.
Standards for framing materials prevent acid damage to your artwork, especially original drawings, paintings, photographs and limited edition prints; NEW in 2012: do ask your framer about licensed mountboard, manufactured to the Guild's specifications. Our Five Levels of Framing give your picture framer detailed guidance so that the frame is sound and all of the materials within are fit for purpose.
Scroll down to our Quick Links for Frequently Asked Questions on art, prints, framing and valuations.
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