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M. Claudet & Mension [sic] with a Palette
Salted paper print, from a calotype negative, hand-coloured
LA 1028; Schaaf 3774
On the far right André Léon Larue Mansion (1785-1870) with Antoine Claudet to the left of him.
Larry Schaaf, 28 April 2017, "Take a Mansion, a Painting Palette, and Add a Bottle of Wine", William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné blog
"Mansion would play a role in his own photograph as well. Prompted by the market and particularly by his friend, the Rev Calvert R Jones, Talbot was reluctantly experimenting with interfering with Nature’s work by adding hand-colouring.
I have my own thoughts on the merits of this but in order to remain within the bounds of propriety I will allow you to come to your own decision about the addition of colour. Mansion is credited on the verso of some of these hand-coloured prints but was one of several colourists who were being auditioned."