Anonymous: copy daguerreotype of genre print, ca. 1860
European daguerreotype from a romantic genre print.
The scene is situated in a typical 19th century (French?) countryside.
An older lady (the grandmother?) stands in the doorway, leaning on a walking stick. The younger woman is holding her baby daughter. The brother plays with his sister.
Fascinating to see the unique daguerreotype technique was used to copy a serial print. The borders of the original print are visible in this vintage reproduction.
4th plate, resealed
Despite the tarnish still a very beautiful 'French' copy daguerreotype.