i'm with you barry,
but i don't think he would have
damaged the negative, in case he wanted to use
it for something else ..
my guess is still a combination print ..
2 wet plates face to face .
one with a negative
one unexposed and processed and scratched
with a straight edge and lightly with a blade
then printed together emulsion to emulsion
to eliminate "depth" from the plate ...
or the clear one peeled off of the glass and placed ontop
of the negative.
i had never heard of BARON RETENIZ VON STILLFRIED ..
he did some really beautiful hand colored photographs ...
thanks for the post bettersense!
Last edited by jnanian; 03-30-2010 at 12:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.