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Bacchus & Co

The Greek Bacchus, or the Roman Dionysus, the god of wine and general madness, seems readily identifiable on the right.  But who has Talbot mated him with?  And where are/were these marble-pedestalled busts?  Not likely at Lacock Abbey.  Perhaps at his cousin Kit’s Margam Castle?  Or were they Great Exhibition pieces photographed by Henneman?

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• Comments or suggestions? Please contact Prof Schaaf directly at larry.schaaf@bodleian.ox.ac.uk  • WHFT or Nicolaas Henneman, Bacchus and a Friend (digitally enhanced for clarity), National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, 1937-4331, Schaaf 2003.

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Rev Calvert R Jones, Harbour at Low Tide, salt print from a calotype negative, ca 1845-1852.

Contributor David Lowell responds: “This is almost certainly Boulogne looking north. The difficulty for me is getting proof because the area was largely flattened in World War II – perhaps others will come forward to agree or disagree with some evidence.”

pointing-finger-blog- f9f5eeWe know that Calvert Jones took quite a few photographs in France and Belgium, starting later in the 1840s and carrying on into the early 1850s.  Does anyone have a pre-WWII image of Boulogne from this angle to help confirm this?

 

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• Comments or suggestions? Please contact Prof Schaaf directly at larry.schaaf@bodleian.ox.ac.uk  • Victoria & Albert Museum, H.99-1983, Schaaf 4140.