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Ambrotype studio portrait of 'Mr Urquhart'

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

An ambrotype showing a 3/4 length portrait of a young man photographed seated in a studio setting. The man wears a three piece suit and bow tie. He looks directly into the camera and has his right elbow resting on the arm of the chair he is seated on. The ambrotype has been tinted with the man's cheeks in pink and bow tie in pale blue. The ambrotype is enclosed in a hinged case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The lid has partially detached from the base, however it opens to reveal the ambrotype on the right hand side. The ambrotype is framed in a rectangular brass mat with a scalloped edge. 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 red 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 allows it to be closed securely.
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