The texture that is reproduced in my scan of this beautiful girl is not nearly as grainy in her original archivally restored sixth plate. Nor are the brown spots so evident. Although I suspect the silver was previously cleaned and most of the once glorious tinting was removed, facial color remains along with the child’s ruby red lips. Illumination entered the space from above her and on the left side, judging by the shadows and highlight in the kid’s pupils. I don’t know with certainty if the portrait was copied from a larger image. When the complete plastic case is opened the next collector will be amazed at the charm exuded by the innocent pixie!
VIGNETTED CHERUB!, Sixth Plate