Seated Woman; 1840s-1850s; 2012.00.140


The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College


Seated Woman

About this object

Daguerreotype. Leathered wood has a gold painted trim. This case central design is a basket. This cornucopia like motif has various flowers and fruits like pineapples and grapes. This wide border band is organic leaf designs. The same design on both sides of the case. Two hook claps keep the case together. The case is lined with red velvet. The velvet is embossed with a design that covers the entire case. The central design is organic. The preserver is thin and has curved lines. There appear to be two mats both are gold. The mat closer to the daguerreotype frames in an oval shape. The more protruding mat is a foil shape. The daguerreotype is of seated woman. Her hair is pulled back and divided with a middle part. Her collar is black with a central broach.

Date Made


Medium and Materials

silver coated copper plate


4.5" x 3.75"


Donated by Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine Muench, John Benjamin McIlvaine and Alice Fordney McIlvaine Gibbons in memory of their family ancestry

Credit Line

Bequest of Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine Muench

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