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I have just found an Antoine Claudet image in my father's collection (October, 2010).
Let me know if you would like more information.
My brother just find a daguerreotype for me in Paris (I live in Rennes, french Brittany) and by chance it's a Claudet's one, shooted in his 107 Regent street studio between 1853 ans probably 1858. You will find 2 images attached.
Now I try to find documentation on Antoine Claudet. I really would appriciate if you could email to me a pdf version of your dissertation.
If you want to, i will send you later other images of my claudet dag. I will have it in 3 or 4 weeks.
Nice to read from you
I have a small Claudet daguerreotype in an oval case with the Regent Street address embossed. It is of very good quality and is a portrait of a young(ish) lady who appears to be wearing mourning clothes and (to me at least) resembles the author George Eliot. I would be happy to email you copies of image and case. I hope work on the thesis goes well,
I just did a little more digging and was slightly mistaken. Only one of the images is confirmed to be by Claudet, the others are not attributed but have the same provenance. These daguerreotypes had belonged to James David Forbes. The full description of the Claudet image is as follows: Still in original cloth bound hard case with Mr Claudet, 107 Regent street in gold lettering. Image damaged but just visible are four men, one standing and four seated around a table with a piece of equipment? on it. [Identified as J D Forbes, Rev William Brown, Hugh Lyon Playfair and Dr George Buist]. On back is decorative label of "Mr Antoine Claudet, 107 Regent
Street", by royal patent "Daguerrotypes, Miniatures, plain, coloured and non-inverted daguerrotype portraits".
I hope this clarification helps.
All the best,
Just stumbled across this thread, and I have an absolutely beautiful pair of stereos of Julia Cameron, nee Buckley, taken 1853-4 at 107 Regent St which I'm more than happy to help you out with high-res copies obverse & reverse, including the case, if you wish?
Not sure if I ever contected you re Antoine Claudet? If I did apologies: if not hope it isn't too late. Claudet was a friend of John Dillwyn Llewelyn and there are references to them both in Dillwyn Llewelyn family diaries. Are you still seeking info?
This blog posting may be of interest: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/antoine-claudet-...
George Eastman House has a very nice collection of Claudet stereo daguerreotypes (approx. 45). You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information. Of course, you may have already visited our collection.
We actually have only approx. 17 stereo daguerreotypes and approx. 30 other Claudet related objects. Sorry for the error.