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Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Two Young Women

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
511
Sold for:
$123$100

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Two Young Women, in a brown "Bountiful Harvest" (Krainik 47) Union case, with embossed red velvet case pad "J.H. WHITEHURST GALLERIES/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON D.C./BALTIMORE/RICHMOND/NORFOLK/PETERSBURG & LYNCHBURG," (edges tarnished, spiders, dust, scattered scratches, wipes u.r. and l.l.).

Note: Jesse Harrison Whitehurst (1823-1875) was working in the Baltimore area in the 1850s and 1860s as a daguerreotypist, photographer, and entrepreneur.
Estimate $300-500

Approx. 1/3 x 5/8 in. wipe l.l. on left woman's lap, slight wipe just right of right woman's head, scratches are fairly light.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

WASHINGTON D.C., Jesse Harrison Whitehurst, photographer , and entrepreneur, Daguerreotype, Humanities, Lynchburg metropolitan area, Lynchburg, Virginia, Visual arts, Wipe

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