BEST 1910s African American Child Nanny

$2,000.00

Her beauty and her lack of years, a teenager herself, are striking.   That gaze would hold our attention even if the photograph had not been so expert.   But it is.   There is art in the tonal values here, the definition of faces and pristine white textile.   The contrast even carried out between the chalk and scrapbook...

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Her beauty and her lack of years, a teenager herself, are striking.

 

That gaze would hold our attention even if the photograph had not been so expert.

 

But it is.

 

There is art in the tonal values here, the definition of faces and pristine white textile.

 

The contrast even carried out between the chalk and scrapbook page, captioned:

 

A Study in Black and White, December 1910

 

Measures 7 x 8.75”, sight size just 2.25 x 3.25”. Paper with thumb crease / tears at right edge and torn edge left.

 

The image is, excepting one faint line where a fingernail smoothed it to the mount, PERFECT.