[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY - PORTRAITURE]. A group of 10 daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits of mothers with children, highlighted by 2 "hidden mother" examples.

Ninth plate daguerreotype portrait of a baby wearing a pink-tinted dress held in the lap of a woman attempting to lean out of the frame. N.p., n.d. (Tarnishing to edges and along oval edge where previous mat used to rest, with some spotting and clouding throughout plate; upper left corner clipped, image resealed in 1991.) Housed in a half pressed paper case (under glass only, image fits loosely in case). -- Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a baby held in the lap of a woman mostly obscured by mat. N.p., n.d. (Some tarnishing to edges, a few small scratches and spots in visible area, with dark spotting to mat; image resealed.) Housed in a full pressed paper case (wear to surface). --Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of a mother with two children, featuring blue hand-tinting to the mother's neck accessory and her son's shirt. N.p., n.d. (Tarnishing at edges, small spots of oxidation to mat; image resealed 1996.) Housed in full pressed paper case (wear to surface). -- And 7 others, including 2 sixth plate ambrotypes and 5 sixth plate daguerreotypes (one housed in full case, one housed in case fully separated at spine, 3 housed in half cases, and 2 housed under mat, glass, and preserver only). Conditions vary.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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