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William Edward Kilburn 
A young gentleman seated by a column 
1853 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate, hand-tinted 
Swann Galleries - New York 
Sale 2257 Lot 24 
  
 
LL/44320 
  
In the original seal; in a morocco leather case, with a clasp. 
 
 
  

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William Edward Kilburn (1818-1891): London Daguerreotypist 
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There is always too much of the studio in these carte de visite portraits. We do not merely refer to the extraordinary backgrounds which some of these operators employ. Why a respectable old lady is to be represented as sitting without her bonnet in a chair placed upon a Brussels carpet in the middle of a terraced garden, is always very perplexing; and it is equally difficult to understand what the foundation can be for the theory, which seems to have possessed the minds of several of the photographers, that the middle-aged men of England generally spend their lives leaning against a Corinthian pillar, with a heavy curtain flapping about their legs, turning their backs to a magnificent view, and obviously standing in a frightful thorough draught.
 
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The Photographic Journal being the Journal of the Photographic Society, 15 December 1862, No.128, p.188

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