Anonymous British Artist
Portrait of an unknown man
Photograph processed on ivorine, hand-painted with watercolour
Museum no. E.336-1995
This 'miniature' was made using a combination of photographic and miniature painting techniques. Ivory, or in this case a plastic substitute called ivorine, was coated with photographic emulsion and a faint likeness taken. The image was then lightly painted with watercolour and framed like a miniature.