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Sixth-plate Daguerreotype of a Rufus Porter Folk Portrait of a Young Man

Auction:
3079T
Lot:
1377
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3079T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 26, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Sixth-plate Daguerreotype of a Rufus Porter Folk Portrait of a Young Man, America, mid-19th century, the man depicted in profile, with deep sideburns and a dark jacket, oval mat, brown pressed paper/leather half case.
Estimate $200-300


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

Daguerreotype, Industrial processes, Louis Daguerre, Mat, Mercury, Monochrome photography, Photography, Rufus, Sideburns, Visual arts

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