Antique Hand-painted Full Plate Tintype, Woman with Pink Rose and Feathered Hat

Regular price $60.00

This one is much better in person--the intensity of her blue-green painted coat is really rather otherworldly. I never paid a whole lot of attention to painted tintype portraits before, but recently found a few in the collection of an artist near me (which was also the source of the Mexican fotoculturas I've recently sold and some charcoal photo portraits I have yet to list, too) and I've become quite taken with them. The flat, matte gray ground really sets her off, and lends a sense of theatricality to the image, as if she were just stepping out of a dream (or emerging from the void)--and how hopeful she looks about what is ahead. 

With original gray mat over top (first image), which is just loose and shows one clean tear to left lower edge. As mounted: 9 3/4" x 7 5/8". Sight (inside gold border): 7 3/4" x 5 3/4".