A beautiful sixth plate daguerreotype image of a seated, frontally placed girl, on a silvered plate that glows with an almost white light behind her. Her pose is peaceful, composed, her hands touching each other. The bow atop her head is red and a faint pink tints her cheeks. It's hard to describe the purity of the image. It has to do with the girl herself, the perfect tonality of the unblemished plate, and the pose given her. A quiet masterpiece.
With scalloped mat circa 1850 - 1852, New England. Archivally sealed and conservationed framed.