19th century Irish American family portrait. New York photo restoration serviceOld family portrait after restoration.
Restoration of an old colorized photograph


19th century family portrait was part of collection of Irish American family with history spanning for well over 150 years. It was brought in in such state of distress that the client was doubtful that anything could be done to save this priceless family relic.  After carful cleaning and mending of the rips a high resolution scan was made of each separate piece that were later assembled into a single image using careful retouching and paint in techniques.


All signs of the tears were carefully retouched and the image was corrected to eliminate signs of discoloration and stains. The restored portrait was printed on archival fine art paper in different sizes ranging from a one-to-one match of the original (approximately 11x16), to 5x7s to be framed and given as presents to the members of the family. Few years after the portrait was restored, the client was able to find the original frame. Now the portrait ones again decorates the family home in Ireland surrounded by other treasured heirlooms.

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