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Antique Victorian Crystoleum Picture Of A Mother And Child Painting 19th C


£185 | $224 USD | €214 EUR
Item Number: SA768139
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
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This is a charming antique Victorian crystoleum print on concave glass, late 19th Century in date.

It depicts a young mother dressed in Georgian period costume holding her daughter, set in a classical backdrop.

The picture is framed in a gilded frame with fluted detail.

In excellent condition. As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues with the frame which are mentioned for accuracy, and, as seen in the accompanying photographs the picture looks lovely.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 34 x Width 19 x Depth 2 - Frame
Height 27 x Width 12 - Picture

Dimensions in inches:
Height 13.4 x Width 7.5 x Depth 0.8 - Frame
Height 10.6 x Width 4.7 - Picture

The crystoleum from "crystal" + "oleum" (oil), process was a method of applying colour to an albumen print, popular from c.1880 to c.1910.

An albumen print was pasted face down to the inside of a concave piece of glass. Once the adhesive (usually starch paste or gelatin) was dry, the paper backing of the print was rubbed away, leaving only the transparent emulsion on the glass.

The image was then coloured by hand, using oil paints. Another piece of glass was added to the back and this could also be coloured by hand. Both pieces of glass were bound together creating a detailed, albeit fragile, image. The process was derived from the 18th century mezzotint process.

Our reference: 09372c

Internal Ref: 09372c


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 34 cm (13.4")
Width = 19 cm (7.5")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
N4 1BX
United Kingdom

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