1843 - Daguerreotype portrait of Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, younger brother of Maria Edgeworth

Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (Irish, 1812 – 1881) is the younger half brother of the novelist Maria. He made some of the earliest extant photographs in Ireland around 1843.

Photographer unknown. As Michael himself experimented with photography, it is possible that this is a self-portrait.

Image courtesy NGI

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