4054. Daguerreotype

Objektsbeskrivning
DAGUERREOTYPE, SWEDISH. WENNINGER, JOSEPH. 2 daguerreotypes by Joseph Wenninger, probably a betrothal couple.
1. Gentleman in a chair, with top hat on table, 1843. Printed in gold on the passepartout: "Daguerreotype von Joseph Wenninger aus Wien". Small quarter plate, octagonal passepartout in paper. Small scratch on the photograph, oxidation at edges. Otherwise good condition. Small rest of a leather case.
2. Lady in armchair, with a rose in hand, 1843. Printed in gold on the passepartout: "Daguerreotype von Joseph Wenninger aus Wien". Small quarter plate, octagonal passepartout in paper. In an original black leather case, very slightly worn, gilt borders. Very good condition. Very rare. Photo.
In the summer of 1843 Wenninger visited Stockholm.The portraits might have been taken during this visit. Wenninger was one of the first foreign daguerreotypists to visit Stockholm, and thereby also one of the the first professional portrait photographers in Sweden.
Joseph and his brother Heinrich arrived in Stockholm in June-July 1843. On August 25th they proceeded to Finland / Helsinki and Russia / St. Petersburg.
Joseph was a chemist and portrait painter, and active as a daguerreotypist about 1840-1849. His brother Heinrich was a landscape painter and also a daguerreotypist.
See Geschichte der Fotografie in Österreich. Ed. Rudolf Kirchschlager (Bad Ischl 1983);
Söderberg - Rittsel: Den svenska fotografins historia 1840-1940 (tr.1983), s. 16.