Untitled (Half Length Portrait Of African-American Woman, Seated And Leaning Against Tapestry-Covered Table)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.305
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Untitled (half length portrait of African-American woman, seated and leaning against tapestry-covered table)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1840s-1850s
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Location
Level 2, Room 2100, European and American Art, 17th–19th century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hand-colored sixth-plate daguerreotype
Technique
Daguerreotype
Dimensions
8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.305
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Colleen Walsh, "Defining Themselves Two; 19th century daguerreotypes allowed African American to show their lives as they were", Harvard Gazette (Cambridge, MA, 2010)

Exhibition History

GenEd US12 American Encounters: Art, Contact, and Conflict, 1560-1860 (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted