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I am looking for information about an early image of the Rosetta Stone. Here is an albumen print by Mansell & Co., presumably from the 1870's. However it is not an image of the stone itself, but some sort of graphic image- a lithograph, a rubbing? I know that such images were made as early as 1800, but can find no information about this particular graphic Is it still in existence? In the British Museum? The top left corner seems to have been cut off at some point.
The exact same graphic appears in a remarkable Daguerreotype by Mayall, from the Thomas Harris Collection in New York. That Dag was exhibited in 1847, so the image was around for a while. It even seems darker in the Mansell albumen, but that may just be the fading.
Any information would be appreciated,
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