Attributed To Gabriel Harrison, ‘Portrait of a Young Man in Checkered Coat, Possibly an Actor’, Sotheby's

Important Daguerreotypes from the Stanley B. Burns, MD, Collection

Harrison & Hill, Artists, 283 Fulton St. Brooklyn' stamped on the velvet lining, late 1840s or early 1850s.


From the Catalogue:
The ‘Harrison’ referred to on this case’s stamped velvet lining was Gabriel Harrison, who among other talents, was a painter, writer, man of the theatre, and photographer. According to Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, he was listed in directories throughout the 1850s as operating a studio at 283 Fulton Street and, from 1852 to 1856, in partnership at this address with George Waldo Hill, of whom very little is known.
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

Stanley B. Burns, Mirror Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes (New York: The Burns Archive Press, 2012), unpaginated introduction