Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Portrait on Canvas

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 26, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

The Ultimate 18th Century Portrait Of Barnabas Collins: More detailed than the original prop or any other Barnabas Portrait ever offered - This is printed full scale with no loss of quality.
Three Original portraits of 18th Century Barnabas were created during the original run of Dark Shadows on ABC. The first was stolen from the studio in 1970 & was the most recognized; the other two were made to resemble the original. The second was made for a brief shot in the Movie "House of Dark Shadows" and the third to replace the one that was stolen from the TV studio.

This Portrait up for auction is from an original I had commissioned by highly respected artist Rich Champagne, and is reproduced on Canvas using the latest giclee printing methods. The quality is amazing & I cannot tell that it is not an original. This is by far the best tribute to the original Portrait from the series that has ever been offered. The portrait was originally acrylic media painted with airbrush on canvas. The artist layered the paint using a technique to mimic paintings of the late 18th Century. The main goal we had for the portrait was that it be respectful to the original portrait so any fan seeing it would accept it as a well done tribute. The differences are that it was done in much greater detail. You can see the white lace at the end the sleeves, amazing detail to the ring & the cane actually looks metal. You can see a light paisley print & buttons in the vest, the likeness is fantastic, as a bonus & this is fun to show people who see it in your home, Barnabas's eyes follow you wver you are in the room, spooky. I have never seen another tribute portrait made with this high regard to quality & respect to detail - It would be truly worthy to hang in Collinwood. The artist spent several weeks working on the portrait, the opening bid is a fraction what it would cost to have it commissioned and you can see the result. The printing process on canvas is also expensive in this quality. I've seen many Barnabas portraits on eBay over the years, I'm sure you will agree, this rendition is fantastic. Note the comparison photos with the original TV prop - This Portrait will bring back those memories in the Dark Shadows of your mind. Foyer not included :-)

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This auction is for one 20 x 24 inch 18th Century Barnabas Collins Portrait on Canvas. The Portrait will be stretched, mounted, and treated with a clear coat protective finish. The frame is not included in the auction. The print size is very common and you should be able to find one locally or on eBay easily. Be sure the inner dimension is listed as 20 x 24 inches since the outer dimensions are quite a bit larger.

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How long will my Portrait last?

We use the latest in artistic Portrait technology. In addition, unlike canvas reproductions of the past, the inks we use are UV pigmented inks with an initial claim of 100 to 200 years. With proper care and...