Young Lady, 1845s-50s

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Portrait of Young Woman by Albertus Pieterse, ca. 1840s-50s

It is uncertain when Pieterse opened a daguerreotype studio in his mirror and frame factory on the Nieuwendijk in Amsterdam. We do know that during the early years of photography – when Pieterse was active as a photographer – photographs could be made only in spring and summer when there was enough daylight. This portrait of a young woman is of exceptionally high quality and embellished with gold paint.

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Via: Rijksmuseum

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