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Alphonse Plumier: ambrotype of a man and woman in a signed case, ca. 1860

Image of Alphonse Plumier: ambrotype of a man and woman in a signed case, ca. 1860

This ambrotype is made by the Belgian photographer Alphonse Plumier. Located in Brussels and Liège. His brother Victor Plumier worked in Paris.
He named himself 'Peintre Photographe' and was 'Breveté du Roi', so he made photographs four the Belgian royal court.
He specialized himself in postmortem photographs made at home. As a respected photographer he was one of the laureates at the 'Exposition Universelle' of 1855.

Portrait of a man holding some papers. Seated near a woman (his wife?) and a table.

Signed in the case with gold. This signature is in perfect condition.
Full case in good condition, only the closure doesn't work anymore.

Ambrotypes from Belgium are extremely rare to find!

Literature:
Abeels, Gustave: Les Pionniers de la Photographie a Bruxelles.

Provenance: from a private German collection.