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Portrait of Two Servants: Lisette Gilliard and Susette (Main View)

Jean-Gabriel Eynard

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

On the back of this carefully lit and posed daguerreotype, Jean-Gabriel Eynard identified the seated woman as a cook, Lisette Gilliard, whose profession one might guess from her sturdy forearms. Judging by her suntanned face, her standing companion Suzette was probably a poultry keeper. Both women wear plain work clothes: sprig-patterned dresses, long aprons, and lace kerchiefs and collars. Had the sitters commissioned this portrait for themselves, they would undoubtedly have donned more formal apparel.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of Two Servants: Lisette Gilliard and Susette (Main View)
  • Creator: Jean-Gabriel Eynard
  • Date Created: 1847–1850
  • Type: Cased object
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Daguerreotype
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XT.255.31
  • Culture: Swiss
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Jean-Gabriel Eynard (Swiss, 1775 - 1863)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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