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I'm not sure of the time period of this painting, nor the Artist, It has A wooden back, and the frame is all intact ... I came upon this doing consignments for somebody, who had came up on A bunch of Art Work.... Any suggestions ?

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  1. SMD SMD, 6 years ago
    How did you determine that it is a painting, is there a signature? I don't think it is. Looks to me that it is a Crayon Portrait which date to 1840 - 1915 so not from the Art Deco period that you have this categorized in. Simply put a Crayon Portrait is a photographic image often done life size that were then enhanced by an artist in charcoal or pastel.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    I agree with SMD-- it is a crayon portrait or photograph. A photographer would copy an existing photograph and enlarge it. During the process many of the details were lost in the enlargment process. These same details where then put back in the image giving the photograph the look of a painting.

    In the US these type of portraits were first made toward the end of the Civil War (1865).

  3. vintagemad vintagemad, 6 years ago
    At least shes happy......... LOL!
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    I believe I posted one of these of my great great great grandmother. Her's is from the 1880s.
  5. Cuginetycoon, 6 years ago
    Thankx.... I wouldnt know the catagory nor that crayoned photography existed...? interesting
  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    You will often see it advertised by photographers on backmarks for 1870s and later CDVs and cabinet cards. It was very popular in the late 19th century.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    I posted the backs of two cabinet cards and one CDV with examples of enlarging information.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Link to the backs of three images with ad or notes on enlargements:


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