HIPPOLYTE LOUIS FIZEAU
QUARTIER SAINT-SULPICE, PARIS
sixth-plate daguerreotype, with a modern seal, 1843
This early daguerreotype delivers a fascinating l level of details when examined closely. The chimneys, roof tiles, and bricks are clearly distinguished. An uneven band of tarnish follows the mat's shape. There is a rectangular milky area in the lower right quadrant and several scratches overall.
The plate is sealed and housed within a modern mat.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie de Chartres, 3 December 1989, Lot 93J