Restored to original condition
She’s one of the original “Tittie Lizzies” that attended Queen Victoria outside of South Shields Town Hall, if you look at the picture (follow the link) of the nymph at the Town Hall you will see that for many years they have been painted black.
The other four nymphs which have stood in the South Marine Park since the 1950s have been subject to much restoration as the park has benefited from a grant via the Heritage Lottery Fund, and South Tyneside Council have almost completed the job of returning the park to it’s Victorian splendour. Whilst working on the statues it was discovered that underneath the many layers of black paint, the ladies were originally a beautiful light bronze. Specialist chemicals have been used to remove the black paint and now they are again looking like the wonderful 1920s art nouveau nymphs that they were meant to be.
The four naked ladies are now once again resplendent on the terrace of the South Marine Park complete with new “shades” for their torches held aloft.
This is a black and white conversion tinted and toned in Photoshop
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/25 second, f3.5, iso 200