This 44x66 is one of our LOST SIZES, which is an non-traditional size in the very popular 3:2 Aspect Ratio. Pure medium weight Belgian Linen finished to a primed weight of 12 oz.. Sized and double primed with archival quality acrylic gesso producing a desirable smoother surface texture for oils, acrylics, and alkyds. Linen is the optimal choice for archival quality paints. The smoother tooth works well for more detail work. There is a 1/2" gap between the canvas and frame, eliminating the unwanted lines that occur when the gap is less. We never use finger joints in our wood frames, which often fail under tension and over time - the glue joints give up, and are unsuitable for paintings intended to last for centuries. The 3.25" wide heavy-duty keyable cross braces allow the canvas frame to be tensioned in the middle, where the tension is needed the most...a unique design for which we earned a patent! Double tongue and groove frame corners provide maximum torsional rigidity. Cross braces are glued and fastened at the “cross” for maximum support and rigidity. Both corner keys and brace keys are pre-installed. Stretched using our proprietary MuseumWrap method, producing a drum-tight-stretch, up to 50% tighter than other methods, and with balanced tension across the surface. The corners are uncut and neatly folded, making it possible to remove and restretch the canvas on the same size frame.
Pure Belgian Linen, 12 oz finished weight. Naturally strong linen with a characteristic linen texture.
Sized and double primed with archival quality acrylic gesso.
Canvas Depth: 2-1/2", Canvas relief: 1/2" (Space between canvas and Bar).
Solid Pine or Fir Stretcher Bars from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest. No finger joints are allowed, which tend to fail under pressure and over time.
Precision machined double tongue-and-groove corners allow you to increase the canvas tension. Double Wide Brace and Double Wide Cross Brace Included. Bars are slotted on the inside perimeter of the frame to accept cross braces.
Patented Keyable Cross Braces allow you to add tension to the middle of the canvas, where it's needed the mostBoth corner keys and brace keys are pre-installed.
Stretched using our MuseumWrap method yielding a balanced tension across the surface of the canvas, and a drum-tight stretch that is up to 50% tighter than other methods. Folded corners mean a canvas that is uncut and perfectly intact, allowing the canvas to be removed from the frame and re-stretched.