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Chrystoleum

(Fr.: photominiature)


(1880s-1910s) An ALBUMEN print was glued with gum or paste, face down on the inside of a convex glass plate. When dry, the paper backing was rubbed off until nearly down to the emulsion layer. What was left of the paper was made translucent with a slow drying oil, wax, or varnish. The fine details were then painted on the back of the picture, and when dry, a second convex glass was placed behind the first, this one receiving broad areas of color. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx).

Chrystoleum The sample shown here is 12x7.6 cm (image) while the frame is 23.5x 21 cm. Chrystoleum The sample shown here is 12x7.6 cm (image) while the frame is 23.5x 21 cm.

Chrystoleum. The sample shown here is 120 x 76 mm (image) while the frame is 235 x 210 mm.