Lord Berners painting a picture of Mrs. P. Betjeman and her Arab pony at his home in Berkshire, 1938. His Lordship was something of an eccentric who kept a menagerie of exotic animals under his roof. He died in 1950 at Faringdon House and the epitaph on his gravestone reads: "Here lies Lord Berners One of life's learners Thanks be to the Lord He never was bored". The gesso-and-wood frame is hand-finished by craftsmen using 17th-century Florentine techniques. It is hand-painted in black.
William Stafford Gallery has a sterling reputation for its reproduction prints. The London-based gallery is a treasure trove of fine-art prints, contemporary black-and-white photography, sepia photography, and works in color. By commissioning artists and photographers and then controlling all aspects of print production, the gallery ensures a consistently exceptional quality. Through collaborations with master framemakers, it offers new and refreshing presentation ideas in pace with today's design trends.