4 Portrait Paintings of Young Girls Circa 1840 England Before Photography


These watercolor portraits of four little girls each capture that girl’s unique personality and expression.
Painted by skilled portrait artists of the mid-19th-century English School, they exemplify the traditional style of the era, with light and airy backgrounds that focus the viewer’s attention solely on the children.
Each portrait captures small nuances of the subject’s clothing, features, and demeanor.
By their dress and hairstyles, these portraits can be dated to the 1840s especially since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were mostly replaced by photographic images.
The paintings are framed in original period maple frames with an inner edge of parcel gilt.

Condition: Despite their age, the portraits remain remarkably good, with only slight fading and toning to the paper and minor wear to the frames, adding to their charm and character.

Dimensions of the largest: 12.85 height x 11″ wide x 1.5″ deep.
Dimensions of the smallest: 12″ x 10.5″ wide x 1.5 deep

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