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An unpublished photographic portrait of Frédéric Chopin is discovered

Two researchers, Dr. Alain Kohler, a Swiss physicist, and Gilles Bencimon from Radio France Internationale, a passionate musician, have discovered an unpublished photographic portrait of Frédéric Chopin, the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. According to the researchers, it was certainly performed in 1847 in the studio of the 19th-century French photographer Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814–1876). So, this daguerreotype (a photograph taken by an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapor) would be only the third known photographic portrait of the composer. The photo was discovered in a private individual’s home.
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