The J. Paul Getty Museum

Self-portrait with a daguerreotype of Geneva

Object Details

Title:

Self-portrait with a daguerreotype of Geneva

Artist/Maker:

Jean-Gabriel Eynard (Swiss, 1775 - 1863)

Culture:

Swiss

Date:

about 1847

Medium:

Daguerreotype, hand-colored

Object Number:

84.XT.255.42

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Object Description

For this self-portrait, a somewhat wearied Jean-Gabriel Eynard propped his elbow on a table, perhaps to steady himself. Clearly proud of his abilities as a daguerreotypist, he leaned one half of one of his panoramas of Geneva against his top hat. The color applied to his face and hands and the flower in his buttonhole was meant to heighten the appearance of reality and is unusual in Eynard's daguerreotypes.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Michel Auer, Swiss, born 1933, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Art of the Daguerreotype: Jean-Gabriel Eynard (April 14 to July 12, 1998)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 14 to July 12, 1998