Artist unknown

1995.547.jpg

Description

African-American standing with crossed feet and wearing a vest
1/4 plate: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4"
This quarter-plate tintype (image on tin) depicts a man in a vest leaning on a chair with his hand while crossing his feet. The image is nestled within an ornate case that opens like a book. It is lined with embossed velvet. In reference to the dimensions of the tintype, 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 the original plate.

Date

Last half 19th C.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1995.547

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed April 17, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/1950.