For sale is an original early 1900’s or late 1800s OVAL WOOD FRAMED PORTRAIT of a young lady. Wood frame measures about 15 1/2 inches in length by 12 3/4 inches wide. Frame has surface nicks and wear consistent with age. This portrait appears to be a Victorian era hand drawn image from a photograph.
In the early days of photography, artists would use a photograph and tracing paper to rough out the drawing in two-dimensional format. By this method they only have to spend a little time in the field or with a live subject to get the general proportions. Then they can return to the studio to finish. This enabled a more realistic drawing that would also last much longer then early photographs that significantly faded over time.