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This is an antique sepia photograph of the Victorian painting "Eine Vision" by Cuno von Bodenhausen (b. 1852 - 1931), printed by Hollywood Prints around the 1910s or 1920s, photo No. 702.
Bodenhausen was a modestly renowned painter in Germany, who like to paint in the pre-Raphaelite style.
It is SO period, from her straight and long blowing hair, to the exalted look on baby Jesus's face, to the dim and ominous suggestion of three crosses on a hill to the right of her feet.
And her feet! I love her feet! It's like the photographer of the painting burnished them in extra sharp when it was developed, or perhaps Bodenhausen painted them that way.
On the left bottom, the painting's title is printed "Eine Vision" (The Vision), and "702." On the right, a circular logo is embossed reading: Hollywood Prints, ER W Co. ?. The original painting is signed behind the embossing, "C.V. Bodenhausen, Munchen" (Munich, Germany). It was embossed with one of those tools like a Notary Public uses.
The sepia photograph is about 10" wide x 15-3/4" high. The original antique oak picture frame is about 16-3/4" wide and 22" high, with a gilt interior border in gold leaf over light gesso.
Other than some tiny edge chips from being under the frame, and a tiny bump in the photographic paper, the picture is very good. No foxing, no fading, no stains.
The antique oad frame has wood chip in one corner which needs a dab of matching stain to minimize it, some scratches (ditto), a tiny bit of corner separation from shrinkage over time, and some gilt loss. It is still sturdy and beautiful.
No glass, the glass needs to be replaced.
Fabulous sacred decor, perfect for the Victorian, Edwardian or Arts & Crafts Mission home.
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