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Portrait of grand-daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier

Made in England, 1855-1870.
Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of the grand-daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870

An ambrotype showing a full length portrait of a young girl wearing a tartan dress with a ruffle skirt. The girl stands next to a table with one arm resting on the table. A vase holding a bunch of flowers sits on the table. The image has been tinted with the girls cheeks pink, the tartan outfit green, red and blue and the flowers red and green.The ambrotype is framed by an oval brass mat stamped with an ornate decorative pattern. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat. The portrait has been set in a in a rectangular wooden frame carved with a decorative design. There are two circular eyes fixed to the back of the frame to allow the portrait to be hung for display. The backing board inserted into the frame is in two halves and there is a paper label adhered to one half.
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