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Half Plate and Quarter Plate Daguerreotypes of Naval Lieutenant

Lot of 2 daguerreotypes showing the same Naval Officer, including half plate portrait in which the officer poses with a distinguished gentleman in civilian dress; and quarter plate seated portrait of the officer. C.H. Williamson: Utica, NY, n.d., ca 1848 or after. Each image with photographer's stamp on mat and housed in full, pressed paper case. Though his identity has not been confirmed, the subject is nevertheless well-dressed in a finely trimmed officer's ensemble including fringed epaulets, chapeau, belt with two-piece buckle, and US Model 1852 Naval Officer's Sword; the details in each image being hand-tinted in gold. 

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

Condition:

Half plate portrait with strong contrast and clarity; few scattered spots on plate; light tarnish along perimeter; light spotting on mat; surface wear to case, with hinge reinforced. 

Quarter plate portrait with strong contrast and clarity; wipes on plate; minor tarnish along perimeter where plate meets mat; case fully separated at hinge, with surface wear.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,500
06/26/2020

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