Anonymous British Artist, portrait of an unknown man

Anonymous British Artist, portrait of an unknown man

Anonymous British Artist
Portrait of an unknown man
About 1910
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.