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Untitled (Portrait of a Sleeping Baby in a Woman's Lap)

Black-and-white portrait photograph in a gold mat and frame of a white baby in a bonnet and gown sleeping in the lap of a black woman in a white skirt and brocade upper. The woman is seen only from lap to shoulders.
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  • Black-and-white portrait photograph in a gold mat and frame of a white baby in a bonnet and gown sleeping in the lap of a black woman in a white skirt and brocade upper. The woman is seen only from lap to shoulders.

Date:

1851

Artist:

W. A. Pratt
American, 19th century

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Title

Untitled (Portrait of a Sleeping Baby in a Woman's Lap)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1851

Medium

Daguerreotype

Dimensions

8.1 × 10.8 cm (3 1/4 × 4 5/16 in.); Open case: 12 × 19 × 0.9 cm (4 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 3/8 in.); Case: 12 × 9.4 × 1.6 cm (4 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 11/16 in.); Plate: 8.3 × 10.8 cm (3 1/4 × 4 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

The W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Collection, purchased with funds provided by The Leonian Charitable Trust

Reference Number

2019.593

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