In the 1854 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, according to the exhibition record, West showed a Talbotype, View of Town of Montrechaud (most likely this is a cataloguing misspelling of the historic Loire Valley market town of Montrichard). Nothing else is known about West.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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