Thursday, January 22, 2015

Portrait on Wood

Found in little antiques shop in the Marais this week: a photograph attached to a piece of wood then handpainted.  I've not seen this particular handling of the photo before, and all one can say is the colorist knew what he/she was doing.  The comparison with "hand-tinted" tintypes and cartes de visite one comes across in the US hardly favors the latter.