Anonymous: hunter with his dog loading rifle, ca. 1860
A bearded hunter is loading (or cleaning) his blackpowder rifle. He looks in the camera while doing this. His 'poire à poudre' (powder flask) is hanging on his middle.
The man wears very high boots and a nice hat.
Beautiful to see the dog lying on the floor. An occupational tintype with many details!
This 4th plate is made in a crude and simple studio. The backdrop panels are clearly visible. Portrait could be made by an itinerant photographer.
Housed in a half case, ca. 12 x 9,5 cm
Despite some spots and soiling the image is of great contrast. Light bends.
Rare and beautiful image!