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?
• Comments or suggestions? Please contact Prof Schaaf directly at email@example.com • WHFT or Nicolaas Henneman, Bacchus and a Friend (digitally enhanced for clarity), National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, 1937-4331, Schaaf 2003.
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.”
We 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?
• Comments or suggestions? Please contact Prof Schaaf directly at firstname.lastname@example.org • Victoria & Albert Museum, H.99-1983, Schaaf 4140.