An image of Antoine Claudet taken by Thomas Rodger, c.1860.
Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867): Self-portrait? ca 1860.
The self-portrait of early photographer Antoine François Jean Claudet, 1798-1867.
Quand l'art témoigne de la plus grande intelligence. La photographie, la vraie n'est domptée que par de vrais maîtres.
'The Chess Players', c 1844. Calotype. The player on the left is probably the photographer Antoine Claudet.
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A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not.The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides. In front of the box-bed was often a large oaken chest, with the same length as the bed. This was the 'seat of honour,' and served also as a step for climbing into the bed. It was also used to store clothing, underwear and bedding the rest of the time