Portrait of a Girl Playing with a Ball, George Hendrik Breitner (attributed to), c. 1890 - c. 1895
Around 1890 it became possible to enlarge small negatives and make blow-ups of photographs. Breitner selected 65 city views and figure studies for this purpose. The bromide paper was tacked to a wall in a dark room and the negative projected onto it with an enlarging lantern. Blurring and loss of detail did not bother him; he was more concerned with the atmosphere and the impression.