Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Position réputée la plus commode pour avoir un joli portrait au Daguerréotype. 1847
English: Recommended position for having a perfect Daguerreotype portrait taken.
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Photography in the 1840s was an exciting new technology—but it had serious limitations, especially long exposure times. In this depiction of a photographic studio, Daumier mocks the contraptions that were used by photographers to keep their human subjects perfectly still to avoid blurry portraits.