October 4, 2012

Antique Crayon Portrait: Woman in HIgh-Necked Calico Dress ca 1890s

Beautiful antique crayon portrait of a Woman with glasses and a calico high-necked dress.

Large framed ‘crayon portraits’ were made in the 1800s and early 1900s.
These were artistic photographs that resemble a cross between photographs and charcoal or crayon sketches.  

They can be monochrome or  have charcoal coloring.  This portrait is beautifully coloured.

The photographer began the process with a light photograph and then embellished it with chalk and crayons.

Mostly you will find albumen crayon portraits from the late 1800s.
Dimensions: 16x20 inches
ca 1890s
Excellent condition

Item #15 for sale: $50.00 + shipping (We need your zip or postal code to determine shipping costs)

A great way to have an instant ancestor or just a nice piece of art to hang on your wall.

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