Wednesday, 9 August 2017

109 : A Difficult Art To Master

This photograph of a young man comes from the Dutch Studio, Filiaal, of Kalverstraat 124, Amsterdam. More directly, it came from a lot of Victorian photographs bought on eBay. It is a fine example of experiments in hand-colouring photographs. It must have been an early experiment - the colours are a little too vivid and the brushwork is a little too crude. Having conducted similar experiments over a century later - using Photoshop rather than paint brushes - I have ever sympathy with the experimenter : it is a difficult art to master.

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119 : Three Soldiers

Three Soldiers : Unknown Subjects (c.1940)