R. N. Hurley


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Dec 1, 2004
New Westminster, B.C. Canada
For those of you who might be interested in a little Canadiana, here is the R.N. Hurley watercolour (dated 1960) that I just finished. The customer wanted it to look exactly like it did in the old (broken frame) when it hung in her parents house and wanted to keep the old matte. It is a handwrapped fabric matte, and unfortunately the art is attatched with brown paper tape. I left it alone figuring that if it hadn't done any damage in 45 years it was probably OK. I picked the Studio 358 line because the profile was very similar to the broken frame, only larged, she picked the colour 128 which is a dark redish walnut kinda colour because it will match the others in the room that it will hang. UV glass and AF foamcore backing to try and get as much conservation considerations as possible considering the restrictions by the customer.

An interesting side note. Hurley retired and died in Victoria, B.C., this watercolor came from a house in the Victoria suburbs. I wonder if they bought it directly from the artist?


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Unfortunately my little digital camera did not do this one much justice!