ambrotype photograph

ambrotype photograph


Portrait of seated woman and child. Woman is wearing bonnet that ties underneath the chin in large bow, piece of black net or lace is placed on top of bonnet. She is wearing wool cloak that has fringing at the wrists. Child has centre parted hair, and is wearing scoop necked bodice with vertical pleats and short sleeves. The skirt is full and underskirt and undersleeves are slightly visible. Child is is holding object and bonnet is placed to the left. Image is tinted, childs outfit is pink. Gilt mount and frame, thin red velvet lining. Outer case is covered in leather. Ring on top of outer case for hanging.

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ambrotype photograph

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case: 11.6cm x 9.4cm
image: 9.2cm x 6.6cm

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