Ferrotype depicting a young girl from the Victorian era, looking great, leaning on a fringed armchair.
Notice the hairstyle, the satin ribbon lace collar as well as the face enhanced with a slight pink hue.
Very good condition despite the fact that the plate has some slight scratches (see photos).
8.8 x 6.1 cm
The Ferrotype process was developed by the Frenchman Adolphe Alexandre Martin (1824-1896) who was looking for a process to improve the engraving work on plates for printers.
Like the ambrotype, the ferrotype uses a collodion photosensitive base. This is spread on a 0.15 mm thick iron plate that has previously been covered with black varnish.
Simple, fast, inexpensive, the Ferrotype will be a huge commercial success and will last until the eve of the Second World War in Europe.
Like other types of black and white images, Ferrotypes can be enhanced with colors applied with a brush by artisan photographers.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.