This is a hard to find vintage print of a young girl with curly blonde hair. She is wearing a blue dress and holding flowers. At the bottom center of the image, in impressed lettering, is "Braun & Cie". This was an art company in Paris, France founded by Adolph Braun in 1857. After Adolph died in 1877, his son Gaston continued running the company into the 20th century. The company was known for their heliogravure, or photogravure, prints.
The print is in a black and gold wood frame with designs at the corners and on all sides. It has glass, a dust cover, and a wire for hanging. The dust cover has the partial name of a gallery in Philadelphia, PA . Based on the street address shown, it was the Newman Gallery, in business from 1918 - 1935.
Size: The frame measures approximately 15 1/4 inches tall and 12 1/4 inches wide. The oval visible from the front measures approximately 11 7/8" by 9 1/2".
Condition: I note some soiling and foxing on the print, with paper dust under the glass. The frame shows scrapes and scratches, mainly at the corners. The dust cover is torn.
A sweet image and one not seen often.
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Braun et Cie Paris Vintage Print of Young Girl Blonde Hair