Sixth Plate



D19-90    Terms of Sale

WAS HE AN AUTHOR? Or the daguerreian might have suggested this retaped sixth plate pose indicating to one and all that his client was indeed an educated fellow. The repaired Delicate Roses leather case was a strange variant of this common theme. The gent sat circa 1846 for his likeness. Pigments were applied to accentuate the man’s skin tones. Both his shirt cuff and the pages of the ledger were solarized blue. Mat marks are seen in the oxidation that surrounds him.

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