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Anonymous: copy daguerreotype of genre print, ca. 1860

Image of 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.