Artist unknown

1995.630.jpg

Description

Standing African-American man
Last half 19th C.
1/4 plate: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4"
This quarter plate tintype, image on tin, depicts a posed gentleman with his left arm resting on a prop. There is some sort of fictive image as the backdrop behind him. The tintype itself is protected within in an ornate case with cushioning on the other side. These cases open and close like boxes; 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.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1995.630

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 2, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/2034.