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Baron Armand-Pierre Séguier (French, 1803-1876) 
Still Life with Plaster Casts 
20.3 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 ins) 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
Possibly created in assocation with Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (French, 1787-1851)
Curatorial description (28 October 2015)
Baron Séguier was part of a small circle of amateurs that surrounded Jacques-Louis-Mandé Daguerre. Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, the process announced to the world in 1839 that produces highly detailed positive images on silver-coated copper plates. Some of the first successful daguerreotypes depicted arrangements of small-scale plaster copies of sculpture. The exceptionally long exposure times precluded the use of living models, a problem that would not be resolved until about 1841. 

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