un·​framed | \ ˌən-ˈfrāmd How to pronounce unframed (audio) \

Definition of unframed

: not enclosed in or as if in a frame : not framed an unframed photograph

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Art expert Eric Turquin, who retrieved the painting two years ago, said it was found, unframed, by auctioneer Marc Labarbe while emptying a client’s house. Washington Post, "Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction," 14 June 2019 An unframed, Impressionistic oil painting of an orange-bonnet-wearing woman hangs on the wall, along with a tumble of cake molds strung together like a giant charm bracelet. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, "The Mysterious World of Burrow, a Japanese Bakery Hiding In an Office Lobby," 13 June 2018 The exhibit is loosey-goosey: Hundreds of unframed prints, some curling at the edges, hang from clothespins on a series of strings in a room filled with chairs, tables, boxes and other library things. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library," 17 May 2018 To help visitors focus, each document will be displayed unframed, enclosed in a gray free-standing case with a slanted top like a writing desk; caption information will be easily readable on a panel attached above each case. Jane L. Levere, New York Times, "A Childhood Hobby Matures Into a World-Class Collection," 10 Mar. 2018 They can come framed in 1 ¼-inch black or white frames for an additional fee — $45 for the small prints; $95 for the larger versions, so double the price for an unframed print. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Print Shop offers wall prints that are big in size but not a hit to the wallet," 9 Feb. 2018 The luminous unframed canvas depicts a grieving New York City firefighter amid the rubble of the Twin Towers on 9/11. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Well-traveled 9/11 painting makes a stop in Vista," 8 Jan. 2018 The five pieces at the Baltimore Museum of Art, per Akunyili Crosby’s instructions, hang unframed, without glass. Deborah Vankin, latimes.com, "Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The painter in her MacArthur moment," 2 Nov. 2017 In the master bath, the tub has an old European look, and the fittings are Georgian inspired, but the room has linear, unframed mirrors for contrast. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Harlem Renaissance," 24 Oct. 2011

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1718, in the meaning defined above

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