19th century Papier Mache Face Screen painting depicting Ballybunian Ireland
Antique Paper Mache Face Screen painting depicting Ballybunian Ireland made during the Georgian or Victorian era. Black lacquer under the painting and on the back. Hole at top left, likely used to hang on a wall. Three points of chipping on the edge. The painting is very well done. The face screen was used by women as a fashionable way to shield their faces from the heat of a fireplace during the 18th and 19th century to prevent splotching/skin damage and the melting of makeup. Paintings on face screens started in the early 1800s and were common in the mid-1800s. Face screens, though practical, also served as a way to portray your interests and creativity, as depicted on the artistic style on the screen.
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