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Jean-Gabriel Eynard 
Charles and Sophie Eynard and Their Children 
1856 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
Object number: 84.XT.255.68 
  
 
LL/50513 
  
Curatorial description (Accessed: 7 August 2021)
Jean-Gabriel Eynard's nephew and heir Charles Eynard married the daguerreotypist's adopted daughter, Sophie. They appear in this portrait with their children Gabriel, Hilda, and Féodor. Charles wrote biographies and, like other members of the family, was a talented amateur artist. Eynard's attempt to avoid the usual formality of group portraits of this period is reflected in his subjects' casual attitudes. Strangely enough, each figure is posed so that only a single hand is visible.
 
Inscription: Inscribed on backing, at upper left, in pencil: "Mr". Secondary Inscription: Inscribed on backing, at upper center, in black marker: " Charles Eynard et / ses enfants" 
 

 
  
 
  
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