Photographer: Woldemar de Renard (1817 - 1900). Portraits. 1850s. 2 daguerreotypes (quarter plates), with gilt paper surrounds, mounted under glass, each with photographre's label on verso.
The labels on these two daguerreotypes bear the name W(oldemar) de Renard. Renard used this name after he travelled to Bergen (Norway), circa 1853 to earn his money as a daguerreotypist and photographer. From 1855 he lived in Göteborg and a little later in Helsingborg and then again, in 1856 coming from Kiel, he returned to Göteborg. In 1860 he ran a photo studio in Hamburg and later moved to Stockholm, where he worked as a photographer until his death. Waldemar's brother was the painter and sculptor Gregorius Renard (1814-1841), who had been running a studio as a daguerreotypist since 1843.
– Oxidation in edges, resealed but untreated and in very good condition.