London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
Gentleman in period costume wearing crown, possibly an actor
Daguerreotype. 1840s-early 1850s. 5¼ x 4 in.. Hand-tinted, gilt highlights, arched-top gilt mount, folding leather case.
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A note from the previous owner states that this could be William Hoskins (1816-1886).
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