Thank you for visiting the Picture Frame Labels website. Sadly the founder of this website, Bronislaus Janulis, passed away on March 31st 2015. Bron was a great framemaker and his interest in picture frame making and its history could be seen in this website, which was an attempt to archive the fading labels of past master framemakers and picture framers, and to record them for the future.
At the moment the Picture Frame Labels website will not be added to any longer, but in the future I do intend to continue running it in some form, in memory of Bron. If you have any labels you would like to contribute, or if you are looking for any information about labels (although to be honest there is very little extra information I can provide, other than on the NPG and NGV websites), then please contact me on:
A variation on previously posted labels, emailed by Mr Harvey.
Another iteration, courtesy of Tammy Watts.
Below, originally posted 8/4/12
This Scottish framing company was established in 1840, and traded under three different names in its history:
Doig, McKechnie & Davies 1857-1884, Doig & McKechnie 1885-1895, Doig, Wilson & Wheatley 1895-1957.
Detailed information on this company and its history can be found on the National Portrait Gallery, British picture framemakers 1630-1950 resource.
The latest Thomas Agnew & Sons label that I have come across is almost identical to the first one posted, however the text 'Frame Re-Gilt By' is omitted and a new line of text states: 'Fine Art Publishers To His Majesty' also there is a reference number 1618
Here below is another Thomas Agnew label, this must be earlier than the one previously posted, no sons in the business yet, the address only mentions Manchester and while the street is the same, it is a different number. Posted on 1st August 2014:
Label below posted on 23rd July 2014: