Anonymous (English) Young Man Holding a Compass/Technical Drawing Device

Price $450

Ref.# 3395

Medium Ambrotype, 1/6 plate

Photo Date 1860c  Print Date 1860c

Dimensions 3.5 x 3 in. (89 x 76 mm)

Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)

Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)

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In this occupational ambrotype -- heavily hand-colored -- we see a young man, pleasantly attired, with his bowler hat behind him, holding a compass and pencil or stylus. In Medeival times the compass was used as a sign in biblical images of the initial act of Creation; here it appears as part of an (albeit classically composed) occupational portrait, most likely of a man in a profession requiring architectural drafting.

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