Daguerreotype Portrait of a Child

Made:
1845-1855
maker:
J Paul

A hand-coloured daguerreotype of a young child, taken by J Paul in about 1850. Little girl (?) full-length seated. Wearing blue dress and necklace. Fully coloured gilt on necklace. Tarnished at edges. Red Morocco leather case with chequered pattern and scrolls. Two latches. Lined with red plush, grape motif in centre. Rectangular mat with domed top. Inscribed 'J Paul Daguerrean Artist'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/DB37
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, velvet, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
case (closed): 92 mm x 81 mm x 20 mm,
case (open): 92 mm x 162 mm x 10 mm,
image: 70 mm x 55 mm
type:
daguerreotype
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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