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Charming Tinsel Painting c1880

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An amusing and nicely done tinsel, or foil, painting depicting a rose and a bud. The condition is generally quite good, but with some of the normal scrapes to the background white color, which really do not detract from the aesthetic impact of this work. Sight size is 8 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches, and the framed size is 13 inches by 11 inches.

Tinsel paintings were made from the second half of the 19th century til the present day, and are pretty much a distinctly American art. Pieces with a white background tend to be 19th century. It is important to note that in the earlier pieces the coloration is done as reverse painting on the glass, and that the foil is not colored.