|An unsual post mortem photograph showiing what I believe is an arrangement called a chapelle blanche [white chapel], which was a custom by which a space within the living area was set aside for the corpse of the loved one.
The print measures 4.8" by 6.5" (120 mm by 167 mm), including a narrow white border not shown in the scan, and is mounted on a piece of black Bristol board measuring 6.9" by 8.9" (175 mm by 225 mm).
No indication of photographer or origin, but the photograph was bought from an American dealer.
condition: Excellent, though some silver mirroring near the bottom edge.
price: not for sale
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