Artist unknown

1995.544.jpg

Description

African-American man seated next to a standing girl
1/4 plate: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4"
This quarter-plate tintype, depicts two figures, a grown man sitting on a chair while a girl stands to his right side, her hand on his shoulder. It is possible he is holding an object, like a cigar, in his left hand. Both wear hats and gaze stoically at the camera. Plate sizes are based upon the original 6 1/2 x 8 1/2" daguerreotype plate size;a quarter plate would be a fourth of the size of that original plate. The tintype itself is housed within a case that opens like a box, protecting and beautifying the image.

Date

last half 19th C.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1995.544

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed April 17, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/1947.