Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
July 29, 2006 10:00 AMCalender

Stereoscopic Daguerreotype

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345Location: BostonDate / Time: July 29, 2006 10:00AM


Stereoscopic Daguerreotype, by Mike Robinson, sixth-plate pair showing glass beakers and chemicals used in the daguerrian process, arranged on serpentine table with a velvet drape in the background, in gilt double mat and morocco leather Mascher-type case with folding lens pair.

Note: One in a series of three images showing the equipment used in daguerrian photography. The second was retained by the artist, and the third is now in a private collection. Mike Robinson operates the Century Darkroom in Toronto and has served as the president of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada. Robinson's work with the daguerreotype combines a classical sense of beauty with the high level of technical skill required for success in a difficult medium. In this work, the image illustrates the process by which it was made. His work is featured in many public and private collections, including George Eastman House, the Portrait Gallery of Canada, and the Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame. The case, made in the 19th century method, is by Alan Bekhuis.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Mike Robinson, Morocco, chemicals, president , Toronto, Photographic Historical Society of Canada, Portrait Gallery of Canada, Snite Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Alan Bekhuis