Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 7

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
SOUTHWORTH & HAWES (1843-1863)
Half-plate daguerreotype of a cleric. Framed. 1850

Additional Details

Sotheby's, London; to Joseph Dasta Art & Antiques; to a Private New York Collector.

Romer, Pierce, Wick Reaves & Wallis, Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes (Steidl), pl. 389, p. 313.

Famous Philadelphia daguerreotypist Marcus Aurelius Root paid Sothworth & Hawes this praise: "Their style, indeed, is peculiar to themselves; presenting beautiful effects of light and shade, and giving depth and roundness together with a wonderful softness or mellowness. These traits have achieved for them a high reputation with all true artists and connoisseurs."