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Still Life With Plaster Casts
Baron Armand-Pierre Séguier (French, 1803 - 1876)
1839 - 1842
20.3 × 15.2 cm (8 × 6 in.)
Baron Séguier was part of a small circle of amateurs that surrounded Jacques-Louis-Mandé Daguerre. Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, the process announced to the world in 1839 that produces highly detailed positive images on silver-coated copper plates. Some of the first successful daguerreotypes depicted arrangements of small-scale plaster copies of sculpture. The exceptionally long exposure times precluded the use of living models, a problem that would not be resolved until about 1841.
French Daguerreotype (May 12, 2003 to January 4, 2004)
- Musée d'Orsay (Paris), May 12 to August 17, 2003
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), September 22, 2003 to January 4, 2004
Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (November 9, 2005 to May 1, 2006)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), November 9, 2005 to May 1, 2006
In Focus: The Nude (October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008
In Focus: Still Life (September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011
In Focus: Daguerreotypes (November 3, 2015 to March 20, 2016)
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