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The New Sheriff, 1926


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original still by Leif Sinding
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  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken 1926, Norway

"A rare production still from the silent movie Den nye lensmanden ('The new sheriff', or, 'The new commissar'), directed by Leif Sinding to international acclaim. The film, released in September 1926, was his third outing as a director after a prior career in journalism. Haakon Hjelde (pictured) plays Franz Joseph, a drifter who 'arrives in a mountain valley, where they are awaiting the new local sheriff. he decides to pretend he is the man they are waiting for.' Unsurprisingly, this sequence with the half dressed women was cut by censors.

A surprisingly difficult photograph to do. Earlier black and white photography tends to skew the shades of grey, and I had to make additional adjustments to get it looking right; particularly the water. The chiffon fabric is semi-transparent, which made painting the women's skin difficult because you have to follow the folds to determine where flesh is closer to the edge of the fabric whilst retaining the overall body shape at the same time. There was very little information I could find on this film in both Norwegian and English, so references were nearly non-existent. The final 'look' is modelled after genuine Autochrome Lumière photographs which yielded a much more realistic and pleasing result."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


"Beskrivelse: Stillbilde til filmen Den nye lensmanden (regi Leif Sinding, 1926).' [Description: Still image for the film The New Sheriff (directed by Leif Sinding, 1926).]"

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.