PREMORTEM. Taken at home, this anonymous CDV is a masterful portrait of an ill woman. Seeing her mouth firmly set in a manner more often found in daguerreotypes, makes me wonder if it could have an equally masterful copy of a daguerreotype. She holds a bouquet of flowers and sits, her back propped up by a pillow. The lighting is from a window. The photo is in good condition with some light marks.