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Ninth-plate Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of a Young Deceased Child

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
582
Sold for:
$390$325

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

Description:

Ninth-plate Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of a Young Deceased Child, the daguerreotype depicting a half-length portrait of a child holding a posy, lying on a flower-patterned cushion, identified on a folded piece of paper containing a lock of hair and pinned to the velvet pad which is inscribed "Charles Morey & lock of his hair/died February 28, 1857-17 mos."; the ambrotype depicting a full-length portrait of a child reclining on a settee with a carved crest rail, mounted in black and brown "Day, Aurora with the Genius of Light" (both Krainik 391) Union cases, (tarnish ring and minor corrosion spots to daguerreotype).
Estimate $200-250


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Aurora, Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, Louis Daguerre, Photography, Visual arts

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