What a rare find, a signed photograph by the famous photographer Gustave Lorey. This is a hand colored, painted or tinted original photograph, of a beautiful lady, in her 1920's style clothing with ostrich or other feather boa or cape and flowers in her hair, lovely pearls around her neck, beautifully photographed, beautifully staged. Mr Lorey was prominent in Albany New York, and also Saratoga Springs, where some of his works are in their History Museum. This is in the assumed original frame of early Art Deco design with flower carvings at top and bottom and other designs on the borders. The photograph is in very good condition. The frame has age wear and some missing pieces here and there, on corner especially and some of the beaded shaped border on the inner part of the frame, but still a fabulous frame and an unbelievably gorgeous photograph. His technique is amazing, even the lustre of the pearls look real. This beauty measures 12 & 3/4" wide and 16 & 1/2" at center top. Prettiest photo we ever had in our collection.
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