Item 2008.001.1860 - [Portrait of a woman]

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[Portrait of a woman]

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  • [between 1840s-1850s] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 6.5 x 7.5 (closed), 13 x 7.5 (open), 4 x 5 (sight)

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Item is a black hinged case with daguerreotype inside, held in with a brass mat, cover glass and soft brass preserver. Closes with a metal clasp, but binding is no longer holding both covers together. The inside cover has the image, and back cover has a decorated red (faded) velvet cloth cushion. The image is of a young woman in a dress and jewellery which has been painted gold.

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Case is no longer bound together - two sides are separated. BE CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING. Case is worn with black colouring rubbing off. Daguerreotype is scratched, with some tarnishing.

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