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Research request: help identify this 1860 Adam Salomon photo

This is a French photo, but I believe may have British interest. I am looking for any information. Albumen print by Antoine Samuel Adam -Salomon, Sculptor in Paris. He was a rival of Nadar. 

This print was sold in New york, 1996, by the Lunn gallery, Ltd. As stated in their catalogue, 'Isabelle, May be the daughter of Franz Liszt'.  I have no idea if this is true, but Adam-Salomon did photograph both Liszt and his wife.

My research has lead me here; Curiously, Oscar Rejlander photographed a similar portrait of a young girl reading, She was Isabele Somers-Cocks, later Lady henry Somerset,daughter of JMC's sister, Virginia.

So, I have various spellings, Isabele, iIabelle, Isabella. and i am confused.

I still think its a stellar photo. Tell me what you think.

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Comment by David McGreevy on June 11, 2018 at 18:46

Thank you Alex and Malcolm.  My photo has a handwritten dedication by Adam-Salomon to a Dr. Michelin. This is the same dedication as this one sold by Christies, Paris, Nov. 2002.  Any idea who Dr. Michelin was?

Comment by Alex Novak on June 11, 2018 at 18:40

And the photo that you have, David, is lovely indeed.

Comment by Alex Novak on June 11, 2018 at 17:31

 had several different chairs.  Nice to see this image again, Malcolm. :-)

There are other elements in the picture above that are clearly from Adam-Salomon's studio, including the ornate ceramic piece and the table cloth, which appears in some of his other images.  I've attached a couple below that I've had in the past.  The column is also common to many of his portraits.

Comment by Malcolm Daniel on June 11, 2018 at 15:59

This may not be helpful, but I am struck by how close it is in composition and spirit to this photograph even if the details differ (e.g., not the same chair):

Comment by David McGreevy on June 10, 2018 at 1:33

I guess I'm asking if there is a reason for this pose. Is this an allegory for reason or intelligence?

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