Ghirlandaio (Portrait of a Girl)

Unique mirror. Size: 144.5 x 41 x 4.7 cm (mirror panel: 89.3 x 33.2 cm), weight: 10 kg. Stamped, signed and dated on the reverse.

This unique mirror is constructed in hand painted beech wood with an outer frame in custom stained oak with corner pieces. The top section features three postcards framed behind museum grade glass of a portrait, c.1490, attributed to the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio. The postcards are a mirror image of the original portrait painting, which is in the collection in the National Gallery, London.

The six coloured panels on either side of the portrait are also museum grade glass, in this case hand painted. This glass has an anti-reflective coating plus a UV filter to help preserve both the cards and the paint from light damage. All the paint colours are from the range by Farrow & Ball: Incarndine was used to make a feature of the frame rebate and edges, while Mahogany and Off-Black were utilised for the facing strips. The glass panels are Cinder Rose, Breakfast Room Green, India Yellow, Vardo, Drawing Room Blue and Pelt. The mirror is 4mm thick silver float glass.

The mirror frame is backed with 3mm MDF and has an integral split batten for secure, flush mounting to the wall.

The mirror is available exclusively via IAP Fine Art. It is shown with two paintings by Chris Gollon: on the left, The Night May Still Be Young, But I Am Not (after Eleanor McEvoy), and Cousin Kay on the right.