JOSEPH-PHILIBERT GIRAULT DE PRANGEY (1804-1892)
Girault de Prangey...the artist trained in drawing and painting in the studios of Paris, the aristocrat fascinated by progress and by the modernity of the daguerreotype, the intrepid traveller beguiled by the Orient, the scholar determined to record and preserve our heritage, the culturally curious humanist, and finally the eccentric botanist. CHRISTOPHE MAURON
JOSEPH-PHILIBERT GIRAULT DE PRANGEY (1804-1892)

[Self-portrait, probably 1841]

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JOSEPH-PHILIBERT GIRAULT DE PRANGEY (1804-1892)
[Self-portrait, probably 1841]
daguerreotype
4¾ x 3¾in. (12 x 9.5cm.)
Literature
Compare: Mauron, Brandt, Dutoit and Henguely, Miroirs d'Argent, Musée Gruérien, Editions Slatkine, 2008, p.35, for a variant in the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Post lot text
This is one of only four surviving self-portraits.

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