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Welcome to our Portraits of the Past FAQS Page

Here you you will find answers to questions that you may have about our services.

How is it possible to have a portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci or Henri Matisse?

We have developed a technology to send our customers back into the past so that you may have the pleasure of owning a portrait of yourself, or your loved one by an artist from the past that you admire.

How does it work?

Our customers come to a departure location in the city in which the artist resides. From there you will be out fitted with clothing and accoutrements for your journey and stay.

What if my artist speaks a language that I do not speak?

For your journey, you will be with a guide. This guide will be with you at all times. He or she will speak the language of the the artist that you will be sitting for. This guide will help you "fit into" the century and country that you will be visiting.

Can more than one person go?

Yes. However, we like to limit the number in each party.

Does this not change the historical timeline?

We have done extensive research on when each artist is inactive and could use a commission. In addition, our guides are experts in the language and customs of the artist and tiem and coutry you will be visiting. We also have very stringent regulations concerning the journey.

What are your Terms and Conditions?

Because we want to avoid changing history in any way, we feel it is necessary to abide by a strict set of proceedures and regulations. These include:

  • Prohibiting any technology from the present being taken into the past. This includes all electronics and recording devices.
  • Prohibiting any discussion of historical events that have yet to take place.
  • Prohibiting any materials that do not exist at time of your journey.
  • Prohibiting any souvenirs from the past aside from your portrait.
  • Prohibiting any unnecessary contact with residents of the past.
  • Prohibiting any transfer of information to or from residents of the past.
  • Prohibiting the sale of your artwork in the past or present for profit.


We do not want to destablize the market with an influx of new works by our artists. The new works are for your enjoyment only. Any attemp to sell your artwork will result in legal forfeiture of the artwork. Before your journey gets to the planning stages you will be required to sign a contract stipulating to theses and other restrictions. This contract is something that we take very seriously and will enforce with the full strength of the law.

If you have any further questions please contact us. Contact information is located on our Contact Page.

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