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Ambrotype of a woman

Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype, studio portrait of a woman, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer Henry Death, 5 Addington Place, Camberwell, United Kingdom, 1860-1865

An ambrotype showing the portrait of an older woman seated in a studio setting. The woman wears a dress with a full skirt and long sleeves. The dress has a lace collar and cuffs. She wears a brooch at her collar, rings, bracelets and a chain around her neck. The ambrotype has been hand tinted with her jewellery in gold and her dress in blue. The woman rests her right elbow on the small table next to her and holds a white handkerchief in her left hand. A glass panel sits over the ambrotype. An oval brass mat sits over the glass and rectangular brass frame holds the layers together. There is a panel of cardboard at the back of the frame.
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