An Ambrotype portrait of a Young Girl
Spain: n/a, 1850. An example of a Spanish ambrotype photograph. The image is a 2 x 1.5 inches (quarter plate) glass plate held in a gold coloured soft metal frame (2 inches by 1.75 inches) with a slightly scuffed leather backing. The image is quite dark, but shows clearly when a light is shone upon it. Came from a Spanish collection.
Ambrotype also known as a collodion positive in the UK, is a positive photograph on glass. Each is a unique original that could only be duplicated by using a camera to copy it. Developed circa 1850, by the mid 1860's Tintype and Albumen photographs had superseded the process
Book ID: 3887
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