The Frame-Up

Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what it would be like if the people/creatures inside the painting were alive? And if they were, what if they were living lives parallel to our own, living in the world beyond the frames, a part of, and yet completely separate from, our own world?

Wendy McLeod MacKnight’s new middle grade novel, The Frame-Up, explores exactly this question, and what might happen if someone from our world, in this case twelve-year-old Sargent Singer, discovers this secret world. 

Set right here at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the story mixes thrilling adventure, loads of art theory and art history, real masterpieces as characters, and plenty of humour.

Scroll down to see the masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery featured in the book, and where you can find each on your next Gallery visit.

** Pick up your copy now at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery gift shop. Call 458-2028.

Plus: ask at the front desk for a scavenger hunt activity and free audio guide of works in the Gallery featured in the book!

(1)

Cornelius Krieghoff (Canadian, 1815-1872)
Merrymaking, 1860
oil on canvas
Gift of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation

(2)

Graham Vivian Sutherland (British, 1903-1980)
Portrait of Lord Beaverbrook, 1951
oil over conté on canvas
Bequest of The Dowager Lady Beaverbrook

 

(3)

Eugene Boudin (French, 1824-1898)
Madame Juliette dans le jardin, 1895
oil on panel
Gift of David H. M. Vaughan and Lucinda Flemer, Executors of the Estate of the Late L. Marguerite Vaughan, 1991

 

(4)

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925)
San Vigilio, Lake Garda, 1913
oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

 

(5)

William Orpen (British, 1878-1931)
Mona Dunn, c. 1915
oil on canvas
On Loan from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation

 

(6)

Lucian Freud (British, 1922-2011)
Hotel Bedroom, 1954
oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

[PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE]

(7)

Graham Vivian Sutherland (British, 1903-1980)
Helena Rubinstein, 1957
oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

(8)

George Chambers (British, 1803-1840)
The Crew of HMS 'Terror' Saving the Boats and Provisions on the Night of 15th March (1837), 1838
oil on canvas
Purchased with a Minister of Communications Cultural Property Grant and funds from Friends of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

(9)

Jan Mytens (Dutch, c. 1614 - 1670)
The Cotterell Family, 1658
oil on canvas
On Loan from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation

(10)

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (German, c.1493-1555)
Andre Reidmor, c. 1540
oil and tempera on panel
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Flemer

(11)

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1793-1863)
Lady Macbeth Sleep-Walking, 1850
oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Flemer

(12)

Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)
Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Nugent, 1764
oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

(13)

Philippe Mercier (French, 1689-1760)
Bacchanalian piece: Sir Thomas Samwell and Friends, c. 1733
oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

(14)

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Santiago El Grande, 1957
oil on canvas
Gift of the Sir James Dunn Foundation

[PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE]

(Not currently on display)
Graham Vivian Sutherland (British, 1903-1980)
Sketch of Lord Beaverbrook, 1950
Oil on canvas
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation

(Not currently on display)
Graham Vivian Sutherland (British, 1903-1980)
Somerset Maugham (Cap Ferrat 1953), 1953
Charcoal on paper
Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation