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Ambrotype

Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case
Colour

1/6
May 2nd 1857
UK
Unknown
Unknown
Full case
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Fantastic double portrait. Despite the photos being taken separately,
it's like the couple is looking directly at each other. The curtains create
the perfect composition, and two different vases with flowers were brought
out to complete the picture. There's a book on his table, and glasses on hers.
The focus seems to be just behind them on the curtains. With that smile on their
lips, don't they seem the jolliest old couple? Only 3 months after having their
picture taken, the old man passed away. His wife would outlive him another 9 years.

"Taken May 2nd 1857, died 12 Aug 1857.
Mother died 12 Dec 1866"

Their daughter: