Bridal Portrait by Eugene Hutchinson

Bridal Portrait by Eugene Hutchinson

Presented here in its original hand-carved gilt wood frame, an unknown bride, perhaps a woman of Chicago’s Gold-Coast Society, is shown full-length in this decidedly pictorialist treatment by Eugene Hutchinson.

print details: signed in graphite at lower left corner of primary mount: Hutchinson ’09; spotting to nostril and eyeball to bring out detail; on frame verso: red engraved paper label:

F. Florentine & Son   Chicago 615-17 S. Wabash Ave.
Picture Frames
Wood Carving
Special Furniture
Cabinet Work


Francisco Florentine and his son Joseph Florentine are listed as picture framers as early as 1879 in the city of Chicago. A later 1887 entry for the firm printed in The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago listed the business at 292 State Street. Born in Naples Italy, as well as his successor son Joseph, cabinet maker Francisco Florentine lived from 1823-1894 and is buried in Chicago’s Calvary Cemetery.

provenance: acquired by PhotoSeed in 2011 from seller who purchased it at an estate auction in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Bridal Portrait by Eugene Hutchinson

Image Dimensions23.8 x 17.2 cm corner-glued

Support Dimensions27.2 x 20.1 | 41.0 x 28.6 cm manilla laid paper primary mount, cream colored art paper secondary mount: frame: hand-carved gilt wood- 50.6 x 33.6 cm shown without glass