Girl in the Clouds
Quarter plate daguerreotype, white-background vignette view of a girl looking upward. Anonymous American ca. 1850s. With extensive applied hand-coloring. Housed in a half case. Price: $850. ( Inventory# ic447a )
Coloring in red or pink has been applied to sitter's skin tones, hair-ribbon, and dress. The coloring on dress is not applied in a block but in a way that follows the lines in the original fabric. The sitter is all the more charming for having a slightly pugnacious air, rather in contrast to her angelic, cloud-like surroundings.
A superb image in excellent condition.
Last updated May 8, 2017