London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
ALFONSE THAÜST DODERO
Portrait of a lady
Half plate daguerreotype. 1850s. Printed paper credit label affixed to the reverse of the backing board, hand tinted, gilt pin-prick jewellery decoration, paper taped, (retaped).
8¼ x 6¾ in. (21 x 17.2 cm.) overall.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class