Circa 1810 Pastel Pair of Husband and Wife Portrait. Fresh out of a Estate in Richmond,Va. Original with no restoration. The portraits themselves are in Very Good Condition. The frames are not in great condition, which is easily changed with securing a pair of period frames. These pastels appear to have been done on slate. The medium of pastel can be traced as far back as the 16TH Century. Pastel paintings are very durable, permanent and, as many of the famous master works show, the color brilliancy will last indefinetely with proper care. Artists have used the pastel medium for hundreds of years and many of these artworks still exist fresh and colorful as the day they were applied. Pastels do not yellow and the color does not oxodize,change or fade with age. The dimension of these wonderful portrait pastels are 15 1/2" X 19 1/2". They are mounted on old wooden inserts and than placed into the old damaged gilded frames.
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