October 1, 2012

Crayon Portrait of Man With Mustache ca 1880s

Very nice Crayon Portrait (done in monochrome charcoal) of a handsome man with mustache in suit jacket, tie and stand-up collar.

ca 1880s

Dimensions 16x20 inches

Good condition, needs a frame

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 monochrome.

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.
Hang it on your wall as part of a collection of antique art and paintings

Item #16 For Sale: $50.00 + shipping (we require your zip or postal code to determine shipping costs)

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