The Lady In Black

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A striking Victorian/Edwardian portrait of a young lady dressed in a traditional mourning outfit.

Her appearance is flawless - from the accuracy of her centre parting through to the position of the portrait brooch around her neck. Clearly she spent a great deal of time preparing for this portrait, which would’ve been an exciting event for a lady of her age.

It’s likely to be a painted photograph rather than a traditional oil painting, but nonetheless it’s still a fine work.

Medium Painted photograph
Size including frame 28” x 21½” / 71cm x 55cm
Year of creation
c. 1870 - c. 1910
One repair and a few marks here and there. Later frame.