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British School
The Farmer - 19th century Portrait oil over a photographic base

circa 1880

$1,631.43

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BRITISH SCHOOL (circa 1890) The Farmer Oil over a photographic base, on card and mounted onto original canvas Framed in original frame and behind glass 58.5 by 46 cm., 23 by 18 in. (frame size 80 by 67.5 cm., 31 ½ by 26 ½ in.) Provenance: Private collection, Warwickshire. Paintings over a photographic base started to become popular in the latter part of the 19th century with some photographers and artists advertising themselves as artist-photographers. The photographer provided the prepared enlargement which was then painted over in oils by the artist. By the 1860s colour photographic enlargements could be produced. These were pasted on canvas, mounted on an artist’s stretcher, painted, varnished and, as in the present work, presented in an elaborate frame. Later it became possible to photo-sensitize the canvas surface upon which the portrait could be projected and fixed. Such portraits were normally of middle-class sitters and it is unusual to find such a splendid example of a rustic figure wearing his traditional smock.

Details

  • Creator
    British School
  • Creation Year
    circa 1880
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.04 in. (58.5 cm)Width: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    There is a slightly uneven varnish and a few specks and spots on the surface but as should be expected with age. The frame is has a little damage and retouching but is the original and looks in very much in keeping with this country piece.
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU102836856052

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