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Artist: Unknown

Portrait of a Bessie Smith seated in a studio interior

1855–60

Ambrotype, sixth plate

platemark: 7.7 × 6.5 cm (3 1/16 × 2 9/16 in.); framed: 9.7 × 8.4 cm (3 13/16 × 3 5/16 in.)
Director’s Purchase Fund
1974.37.7
Culture: 
British
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Photographs
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Unknown dealer/ gallery in Dartmouth, Devon, England; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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