Young Woman in Profile by Nadar (c. 1859)

The photograph titled “Young Woman in Profile” was taken by the artist Nadar around 1859. It features a portrait of a young woman shown in profile. She appears solemn or contemplative. Her hair is styled in a manner typical of the time period and is pulled back, with a part visible on the side visible to the camera. She is dressed in a dark outfit with what seems to be a high collar or perhaps a shawl that cloaks her shoulders, contributing to the portrait’s sense of modesty and refinement. The photograph itself has a soft quality to it, likely due to the photographic techniques of the time, and utilizes a shallow depth of field to keep the focus on the woman’s face. The background is nondescript and does not distract from the subject, enhancing the intimate feel of the image.

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