Folk Art Painted Tintype - The Dryad or Tree Nymph

Circa: 1860-1870
Size: +/- 8" x 10" (large plate)
This is quite an image. A young girl or maybe more appropriately a "tween." The casualness of her pose, I would imagine for the time was a little provocative—she sort of reminds me of an "Olympia" figure. Though not nude, her eyes are confrontational and the relaxed pose is a little unsettling. The imagined bushy background reinforces her as a dryad or tree nymph.

Archivally framed and mounted. Museum glass. *NOTE: image of frame above is a mock up, frame is a stained charcoal wood with a dark warm-grey museum mat board (New Castle).

Provenance: Dr. Stanley Burns Collection

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Condition: Very good—Excellent. Scattered losses to periphery

Price: $2,400.00

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