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Barboni: daguerreotype of a man with cane, Brussels ca. 1855

Image of Barboni: daguerreotype of a man with cane, Brussels ca. 1855

A very beautiful and rare Belgian daguerreotype portrait of a young man. He looks like a dandy with his elegant cane.

Before being a photographer Jaques Raphaël Barboni (1803-1878) produced and sold suspenders and collars. His portraits were known for their finesse.
His son Adrien (1834-1866) became a partner in the studio around 1850.

4th plate
Signed on the back with his label.

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

Provenance: from a private German collection.