Sculpture, Original Works of Art & Limited Edition Prints 

Composition XIX - Original

by Ilse Michielsen


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  • Original, Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Framed
  • Ilse Michielsen
  • Image, 70.0 x 30.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 75.6 x 35.6cm approximately

This original painting by Ilse Michielsen is framed in a hand finished frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.


Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.

For Ilse's work we have chosen a stained black finish over which a wax is applied.  The frame style is called a 'tray' frame.  This is because the canvas sits inside the frame with a small gap between the edge of the canvas and the frame.  The front of the frame is level with the surface of the painting rather than the frame covering the front edge of the painting as is more usual.  This allows the frame to provide a border for the image without encroaching or dominating it.


Ilse Michielsen is a driven artist who loves to work with a balance of strong colour against soft gold, and old and new materials. Her artistic process renews constantly - influenced by the atmosphere and elements of the various countries she frequently visits - adding new elements, like natural pigments, sand, gold, silver, glass and even pieces of animal skin.

Ilse constantly tries to find a new and delicate balance by searching for a new synthesis of matter and spirit.  Decay and fragility is a great inspiration for Ilse which is conveyed by a release of raw pure energy, a wave of emotion, right onto the canvas, creating a vast body of work which is layered, spiritual and poetic.



Once your order has been placed on our website, you will receive an email acknowledgement and receipt. We will contact you shortly after to arrange a delivery day to suit you.

For your convenience, our courier APC will email you on the day of delivery with an estimated time slot. We have worked with APC for many years, and pack all framed and mounted artwork with extreme care. 

Delivery charges vary depending on the size of your artwork, and the shipping method selected. For detailed information on shipping fees visit our delivery section.


We hope you love your new artwork, but if you would like to return it we offer FREE 14 day returns.

If the item is unused, in its original condition and packaging, and accompanied by valid proof of purchase, we’ll offer a full refund (including delivery charge). 

For more information about our 14 and 30 day return policy, please check our returns page.

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