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Quarter Plate

$1,750.00

Available

D18-93    Terms of Sale

HER PRECIOUS BEAUTY . . . During the woman’s lifetime was sensationally recorded for posterity on this archivally preserved quarter plate that came to me with the wrong mat shape. I placed an oval brass frame around the delicate female flower who was so well placed that I keep opening her complete black leather push button case (also not original) and eagerly anticipate a turning of her head and the beginning of a conversation. Her attractive face still remains a hint of the original applied color, that the day she sat for her likeness, must have been even more vibrant. Those long loosely coiled strands of hair framed the shape of the gal’s well-formed face. Her soft luxurious eyes watched something beyond the plane of the silvered plate. Notice that the lass’s weight was shifted off-center onto that arm resting on a nearly hidden tabletop. The daguerreian who presented the image to his client was a master of the art. At certain angles, there are wispy lines that might have been polishing marks. There is one finger wipe above her left shoulder in the neutral cloth background. The holographic depth plus the contrast is very impressive. Faint patina and mat marks are also visible. Any other specks are meaningless.

For Purchase Inquiry Contact:
Dennis A. Waters at dennis@finedags.com