I found a photo taken in the late 1800s of a girl that I presume was wearing a wedding dress and decided to paint a color portrait of it. I made some changes for the chair and provided a background but otherwise retained much of the detail of the photograph.
Something I found interesting is the ‘gate’ bracelet that was in the photograph and that I added to the portrait. It was popular in the Victorian era and symbolized obviously love and fidelity.
While I don’t know the identity of the girl my belief based on the research I did online is that the photo was taken between the 1870s – 1890s and in either England or New England based on the locket bracelet, the hair style, and the dress.
In a year (it takes a year before you can varnish a painting) I’ll put it on sale.