1858 WHOLE plate AMBROTYPE photograph young woman Pace + Mann of Tunbridge Wells For Sale
1858 WHOLE plate AMBROTYPE photograph young woman Pace + Mann of Tunbridge Wells:
A rare original whole plate ambrotype photograph, heightened with gold paint, in an attractive period wooden frame, of a young Victorian woman, by Pace and Mann of Tunbridge Wells, dating from circa 1858.
The woman, who has plaited hair, is shown three-quarter length and seated, and is holding a union-style photograph case. Her necklace, bracelets and brooch have been heightened in gilt by hand.
The frame, which appears to be burr cedar or birch, is original to the period, and has the photographer's studio label on the reverse.
In good condition. Light craquelure to surface of photograph.
Size: ambrotype (whole plate) - 8.5in x 6.5in / frame - 15.25in x 13in.