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Anonymous: daguerreotype of painting, man with strange eyes, ca. 1860

Image of Anonymous: daguerreotype of painting, man with strange eyes, ca. 1860

A strange one!
This copy daguerreotype is a vintage reproduction of a folk art painting. The eyes are painted in a very odd way. Was it 'badly' painted of rather an eye disease of the client. Although we will never know this daguerreotype portrait is 'beautifully strange'.
Most of the spots are on the glass, not the plate. Good tonality.

6th plate in full case
ca. 1860