Bringing the past to life with colour

Franz Joseph I of Austria

Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, in 1898. In that year his wife and Empress of 44 years, Elisabeth, was assassinated by Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni.

Original B&W photo.

I think this 1910 oil painting, from which I took the colours, may well have been based on the 1898 photo. Note the extra medals in the painting.


2 responses

  1. My one grandfather was born in 1898. He lived to like 94 or something.


    November 15, 2013 at 4:13 am

  2. Pingback: Empress Elisabeth of Austria | Tinting History

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