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The Hamburger Künstlerverein in a summer excursion restaurant

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Carl Ferdinand Stelzner (1805-1894)1843Hamburgdaguerreotype12 x 14,6 cm

The daguerreotype by Carl F. Stelzner transports the observer back to May 1843. The photo in the style of a painted portrait shows the members of the Hamburg Art Association, the Hamburger Künstlerverein. Stelzner was trained as a painter and specialized in portrait-painting. After Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) had invented the eponymous daguerreotype around 1830 in Paris, Stelzner switched over from painting to photography. On the photo can also be seen - standing, third from the left – the painter Otto Speckter. He is one of the artists who gave his name to the Milde-Speckter-Rooms (Milde-Zimmer, Abendrotsches Zimmer, Schiffskabine), which are on view in the MKG.