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A type of picture frame, named after the Florentine sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino (1486–1570). Sansovino frames were produced in Florence and Venice in the mid-16th century and were so popular in the latter that they were adopted as ‘gallery’ frames. The decorative vocabulary found on Sansovino frames was drawn from a wide variety of Mannerist sources and included theatrical volutes and radial flutes, often enlivened with clasps, masks, and parcel-gilt.

Subjects: Art.

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