1870 Hand Painted Family Portraits Watercolor MaineAtti

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 21, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Four antique family portraits of five individuals professionally hand painted in meticulously detailed watercolor over prepared photographic outlines on paper, mounted to their original stiff board mounts and retaining their original old natural dry surface, as found . Maine ,1870's, possibly earlier. Guaranteed old and original; these are not a fake or reproduction. Actual weight 1/2 lbs. Each approx 9 3/4" tall by 7 ¾" wide. Four antique family portraits of five individuals professionally hand painted in meticulously detailed watercolor over prepared photographic outlines on paper, mounted to their original stiff board mounts and retaining their original old natural dry surface as found. Found in the attic, these are the family at one time in residence. The husband (center bottom), his wife (bottom right) and their daughter (bottom left) shared the farm with the top couple, presumably related. Sea faring income focused on off shore fishing & lobster while a full farm operated behind the home extending inland. The daughter married and moved into town. The farm declined from the apex of humanity captured in these portraits. Prior to photography, the camera obscura arrested the human outline to be defined by the silhouette or miniature watercolor portrait before the camera became easily applicable. we offer the moderately scarce ... read more