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Four Sixth-plate Portraits of Mid-19th Century Men and Women

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
550
Sold for:
$246$200

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

Description:

Four Sixth-plate Portraits of Mid-19th Century Men and Women, a daguerreotype of an elderly woman knitting while seated beside a table; a pair of ambrotype portraits of a middle-aged married couple identified as "Mr. & Mrs. Henry Coe" on a label affixed to the case behind the gentleman's portrait; and a daguerreotype of an older gentleman identified in inscriptions "John Howes-Harriet Howes Thompson's father/Dr. Thompson Jr.'s grandfather" on a paper behind the portrait, mounted in "Bobby Shafto," "Three Roses," and "Geometric Scroll" (Krainik 135, 198, 232, respectively) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

Dag. of elderly woman knitting-tarnish ring, scattered spiders and dust.
Pair of ambrotype portraits of a middle aged married couple-minor streaks to emulsion on background of man, some craquelure of varnish on the back.
Daguerreotype of an older gentleman "John Howes"- Tarnish ring, lower center wiped, minor dust and spiders.


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

Howes-Harriet Howes Thompson, Thompson Jr., Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, Knitting, Louis Daguerre, Photography, Visual arts

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