Gelatin silver print, hand colored
Image: 15 x 10.9 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Paper: 15 x 10.9 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Mounted: 16.3 x 12 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
John Cook Memorial Fund 2017.11
This hand-tinted portrait photograph is a modern example of a tradition in Indian painting that extends back to the mid-1800s. Having a photograph hand painted required an extra charge, but made the portraits more lifelike and endowed them with the status of a luxury item, akin to painted portraiture.
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