Brown, Barnes & Bell

Photograph

and instructions for finishing in oils.

 

Photograph from the studio of Brown Barnes & Bell

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to
Rick Devin, Happy Valley, Rhode Island, USA

 

 Instructions for oil painting on the back of a photograph from the studio of Brown Barnes & Bell

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Rick Devin, Happy Valley, Rhode Island, USA

Photograph

and instructions for finishing in oils.

Photograph

This was sent to me by Rick Devin, Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA. Rick believes that the photo is of his great-grandfather.

The photo measures about 11 ins x 9 ins and was mounted in an oval gold leaf frame, marked on the back:  Last one of this style left.  1.50."

 

Instructions for Painting

The label on the back of the photo gives details of the sitter (hair, eye color, etc.) to enable the painter to produce an accurate reproduction.

The price can be seen to be 30/-.  i.e. thirty shillings (=1.50).

The label reads:

OIL                                              Date of sitting_____188_

Name  John          No.  23403

Complexion  Fair Fr. amount of col

Eyes  Blue

Hair  Dark Brown

Whiskers and Beard  Silver ends with a darker yellow

Moustache  Grey with little brown

Dress  Blk

Jewels________________________

Extra Frame-Style_________________ Price 30/-

 

The Result

Please click on the image below to see the result that Brown, Barnes & Bell produced:

Photograph by Brown, Barnes & Bell, finished in oils.

 

 

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