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Daguerreotype Portrait

Description

Molded composition hinged cover with relief design of rococo floral cartouche in a rectangular reserve with cyma curves. Interior of velvet lining with a cut-out floral design. Encloses a Daguerreotype under glass with an oval gilt brass mat. Depicts seated young woman, ¾ length view, in a dark satin dress and cape, ruffled collar, braided hair, lots of jewelry. Some hand tinting.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
daguerreotypes (photographs)
Object type
Documentary Artifacts; Graphic Documents
Descriptive terms
Daguerreotype
daguerreotypes (photographs)
Photograph
photographs
Positive, Direct
Dimensions
5 7/8 x 4 1/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.624
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64659

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