Restoration of a hand tinted portrait 2017-03-20T11:32:54+00:00

Project Description

Hand tinted portrait from the 1930s or early 40sRestoration of a hand tinted portrait from the 1930s or early 40s

We quite often receive old hand tinted images usually dating from the 1930s and early 40s. Before the mass introduction of colour photography, hand tinting was a popular way of bringing colour into images. A very underexposed enlargement was made and then an artist would paint straight over the top. The result was a curious blend of photography and painting.