Father and Daughter

Hand-colored quarter plate daguerreotype depicting a father and daughter in tender cheek-to-cheek pose, anonymous American circa 1855. Housed in a half case, identified in back of case in a modern hand as "Rev. Edwin B. Webb with daughter" and with older identifying slip behind image. With extensive applied hand-coloring to the image in flesh tone.   Price: $650.   ( Inventory# id171a )

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Plate in excellent condition. The sitters faces, hands and arms have been given a heavy application of coloring in flesh tone. With a slightly soft focus, or this may also be an effect of the heavy coloring.

 

Last updated May 8, 2017

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