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'Ne bougeons plus !!!' caricature of Disdéri by Van den Acker, 1865

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A fascinating CdV of a special photographer: A.A.E. Disdéri. The caricature is made by Van den Anker/Acker (signed in the negative).

The caricature appeared in the 'Journal Amusant' on 11 August 1860 as a wood engraving. Ridiculed for his prominent beard, his bald head and the exotic tunic he donned when operating, his showmanship earned him a reputation as an egotist and a dandified poseur (from Paul Frecker).

His shadow is visible as a camera, while the long beard points towards a client.

Albumen print is in good condition. Soiling on the card.
Address on the back.

Rare and fascinating piece of photographic history.

Literature:
Elizabeth Anne McCauley, A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph, 1985 (p. 49)