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Ambrotype studio portrait of 'Mrs Urquhart'

Made 1854-1865
Photographic positive, hand-tinted ambrotype in case, studio portrait of Mrs. Urquhart, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, 1854-1865

An ambrotype showing a 3/4 length portrait of a woman photographed seated in a studio setting. The woman wears a dress featuring tartan pattern with a full skirt and long sleeves and a brooch in the middle of the lace collar on the dress. She looks directly into the camera and has her hands in her lap. The ambrotype has been tinted with the woman's cheeks in pink, dress in green and blue and her brooch in gold. The ambrotype is enclosed in a hinged case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The lid has detached from the base, however it would have opened to reveal the ambrotype on the left hand side. The ambrotype is framed in an oval brass mat. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat and another decorative brass frame sits on the outside of the glass. The opposite side of the case is lined with maroon velvet featuring an embossed decorative pattern. On the outside of the case, the leather also features an embossed decorative pattern. A metal hook on the side of the case would have allowed it to be closed securely.
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