Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1847

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

12 1/4"

Width

9 1/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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.

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