Monday, November 5, 2012

James Penrose. Studio Portrait of Woodlands Cree (?) c1875

New Photographic Discovery
November 2012

REMARKABLE STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A WOODLANDS CREE (?) . Winnipeg: J. Penrose. 1875? Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm, verso with studio imprint of J. Penrose, Photo Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba. A very strong print, with excellent tonal range in very good condition.
Taken in the Winnipeg studio of J. Penrose in front of a painted backdrop with forest scenery, this striking portrait appears to depict a warrior. With beaded floral design on his tunic the subject wears a fur hat and fur mittens. At his waist are a hunting knife and pistol. In his right hand he holds a talking (?) stick.  

We are always in the market to purchase vintage photographs and collections

Photographs Wanted by these photographers: Humphrey Loyd Hime, Frederick W. Steele, Oliver Buell, J.A. Brock, H.T. Devine, William Notman, Charles Mcmunn, Charles Horetzky, Richard Maynard, Hanna Maynard, Alexander Henderson, Boorne and May, Bingham and Thom, R.H. Trueman, etc.  What do you have?  Old photo albums also wanted.

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