Reframing the Prado


Thanks to a generous grant from American Express Foundation, American Friends funded a second edition of the Reframing the Prado project which was presented to the public in November 2022. 

This edition focused on the framing needs of Mercury and Argus by Velázquez, Hippomenes and Atalanta by Guido Reni and The Annunciation and Nativity, two gothic panels by the Master of Sopetran.
The new, handcrafted artesan frames address the specific needs of each painting, whether covering additions to the canvas not from the original artist or adapting the shape of the frame for the exact curvature of the wooden gothic panels. 

All the frames were designed and coordinated under the supervision of the Frame Restoration Department of the Museo del Prado.