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Dye-transfer print

A type of colour print made by a series of related processes in which three carefully superimposed layers of dye are transferred to a gelatin-coated base. The dye-transfer process, which has come a long way since its origins in the 1870s, is time-consuming but permits a lot of control of results and produces a relatively permanent print that does not contain silver.

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Vivien Leigh
by Madame Yevonde
1936
NPG P742

Vita Sackville-West
by Gisèle Freund
1939
NPG P437

Madame Yevonde
by Madame Yevonde
1940
NPG P620

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