1830’s American School Portraits

These two American School portraits have remained in the same family since the 1830s.  Both were extremely dirty and the female portrait had a hole in the curtain area above the sitter’s head on the right.  With restoration, the paintings became much brighter and details, such as jewelry, are now visible.  Custom gilded wood frames were fabricated for the 30.25” x 25” canvases to replicate moulding design of the Victorian era with beading on the inner lip and hand-applied braiding on the outer edges.         

 

Before” photo of the 1830’s oil painting on canvas 30.25” x 25”.  The painting had surface dirt and a hole in the red curtain area on the sitter’s right.

Before” photo of the 1830’s oil painting on canvas 30.25” x 25”.  The painting had surface dirt and a
hole in the red curtain area on the sitter’s right. 

 

 

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“Before” detail photo of hole in the curtain area on the sitter’s right.  Note the discoloration
in the forehead and overall dullness of the painting.

 

 

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“After” photo of the Female Portrait with newly fabricated gilded wood frame in the Victorian design.

 

 

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“After” photo of the female portrait in which details such as jewelry are now visible.  

 

 

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“Before” photo of the male portrait, oil on canvas 30.25” x 25”

 

 

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“After” photo of the male portrait with newly fabricated gilded wood frame in the Victorian design

 

 

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“After” photo of the male portrait in which background details are now visible.