'Ne bougeons plus !!!' caricature of Disdéri by Van den Acker, 1865
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.
Elizabeth Anne McCauley, A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph, 1985 (p. 49)