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    Sale 2520 | Lot 7
    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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    • Sale 2520 Lot 7

      SOUTHWORTH & HAWES (1843-1863)
      Half-plate daguerreotype of a cleric. Framed. 1850

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      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."