Portrait by

James Bacon & Sons

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Portrait on Silk

Hand Tinted Photo Etching Portrait by James Bacon & Sons

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Peter Byrne, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

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The Original Photo-lithograph

Portrait of Gertie by James Bacon.  This is the original photo-litongraph from which portraits on silk were subsequently made.
  Ian Barker, nephew of Gertie

 

Portrait on Silk

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Thank you to Peter Byrne for allowing me to reproduce this portrait on silk by James Bacon & Sons.

Peter sent me the photograph above in response to a question asked by Alan Taylor who supplied the photo below.

Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it and read Peter's question:

James Bacon & Sons - Portrait on silk of a 1920s lady

Thank you to Peter for also sending me another portrait on silk by James Bacon & Sons.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to see it.

Portrait on silk by James Bacon & Sons

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 23, 2011

 

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Ian Barker

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Original Photo

Thank you to Ian Barker for telling me that he believes that the model for  this silk portrait by James Bacon was his Aunt Gertie.

Portrait on silk by James Bacon & Sons

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Ian has sent me a copy of the original photo-lithograph (below).  Sadly, he tells me that Gertie died during World War II.  This photo has been handed down through the family  to Ian's father.

Portrait of Gertie by James Bacon.  This is the original photo-litongraph from which portraits on silk were subsequently made.

It is sepia, without any colour added.  It has been signed 'Gertie', and signed in very small font 'Jas Bacon'.  The photo is framed and mounted behind glass. This has resulted in some reflections on the image.  I have made no attempt to remove these.

In small print along the bottom of the portrait were the words:
PHOTO ETCHING (on the left-hand side) and JAS. BACON (on the right side).

Acknowledgement:  Ian Baker, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:  October 26, 2011

Reply to Ian?

Ian would like to discover more about this photo and about portraits on silk by James Bacon.  If you have any information please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Ian.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 9, 2011

 

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