Young Girl with Puppies Crystoleum Painting Antique Victorian c1900

Phillip Brough (Lomond Antiques)


Simply charming antique crystoleum painting of a young girl with several puppies to the base of her gown dating from the 1900's, the late Victorian period.
The crystoleum process was a method of applying colour to an albumen print, popular between c. 1880 – c. 1910. An albumen print was pasted face down to the inside of a concave piece of glass, once the adhesive was dry, the paper backing of the print was rubbed away, leaving only the transparent emulsion on the glass. The image was then coloured by hand, using oil paints. Another piece of glass was added to the back and this could also be coloured by hand. Both pieces of glass were bound together creating a detailed, albeit fragile, image.
Size 23.6 x 32.5 cm or 9.3 x 12.7 inches.
Weight 550.0 grams.