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Restoration of the Royal Chaalis Abbey
1850s (or later)
Albumen print, hand-coloured, detail
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 ins
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (56 / 39)
Elaborately hand-colored, with color samples and pencil notations with the name of the pigments in the margins, plus a hand-drawn identification in French. The colored print with its directions was given to a painter who was working on the restoration as a guide to the colors to be applied to the actual arch in its restoration.