Mlle Blanche Cernay
Alexandre Ken of Paris
A carte-de-visite portrait of a young performer dressed as she appeared in an unidentified production.
The sitter is identified verso only as ‘Cernay.’ Some later cabinet card portraits currently on French eBay give her full name.
Photographed by Alexandre Ken of Paris.
Condition: the print presents a few small imperfections in the area of the background but is otherwise in excellent condition, with very good tonal range. The mount is clean and firm, with crisp edges and sharp corners. A number neatly inscribed verso in red ink is probably the mark of a previous collector.
Dimensions: the dimensions of a standard carte-de-visite are approximately 4.1" by 2.5" (10.5 cm by 6.3 cm).