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antique victorian crystoleum picture painting of a lady by a window 19th c


Antique Victorian Crystoleum Picture Painting Of A Lady By A Window 19th C


£240 | $300 USD | €272 EUR
Item Number: SA768996
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
This antique has been viewed 34 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This is a charming antique Victorian crystoleum print on concave glass, circa 1890 in date.

It depicts a young lady dressed in Georgian period costume sitting on a window ledge of a large country house feeding birds.

The picture is framed in a beautiful gilded frame with beading.

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 it displays well.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 29 x Width 23 x Depth 2 - Frame
Height 24 x Width 18 - Picture

Dimensions in inches:
Height 11.4 x Width 9.1 x Depth 0.8 - Frame
Height 9.4 x Width 7.1 - Picture

The crystoleum from "crystal" + "oleum" (oil), the 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: 09372e

Internal Ref: 09372e


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


Height = 29 cm (11.4")
Width = 23 cm (9.1")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

Seller Details

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

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