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Ivorytype and Crayon Portraits

Auction:
2345
Lot:
355
Sold for:
$264$225

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Ivorytype and Crayon Portraits, a colored photograph of a lady; a pamphlet by A.N. Rintoul, A Guide of Painting Photographic Portraits; a poster advertising crayon portraits by G.C. Poor, Brownfield, Maine; and a sixth-plate colored ivorytype of an actor in costume, in silk-lined velvet case.

Note: The ivorytype process was patented by London photographer J.E. Mayall in 1855. A photographic image is printed on imitation ivory and colored to resemble a painting on ivory. It was introduced to America in circa 1864. The portrait in this lot resembles contemporary photographs of the actor John Wilkes Booth.
Estimate $300-400

Keywords

actor , Maine, Brownfield, poster advertising crayon portraits, London, John Wilkes Booth, John Wilkes, Abraham Lincoln, Booth, Crayon, Ivory, Photography, Portrait