Art Dallas was approached earlier this year by the Dallas Museum of Art to produce a hand-crafted French Mat for an 1866 drawing by Théodule Augustin Ribot for the show "Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne."
According to the DMA "Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of the artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right."
The mat was custom designed by Art Dallas and DMA curators for the Dutch, 17th century tortoise shell molding. They used photographs of the drawing and frame, along with gallery colors, as inspiration for the mat.
The results are now available on view at the museum; scroll down to see what went into the process.
More information is available on the DMA website.