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by feuerzauber
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert Kaplan has posted for comparison with his purported daguerreotype of Richard Wagner an image of the front cover of Ernest Newman's Life of Richard Wagner Volume 2 [Cambridge University Press: 1976] reprint edition. I have discussed the matter with Peter Bassett, and taken it upon myself to re...
by feuerzauber
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Bob Schmitt of Biometrica has kindly sent me his Richard Wagner " ear chart ", that explains Albert's point: The ears can easily be way up or way down, way left or way right depending on whether the subject is looking upward or downward, and whether the lens is above or below the mid-line of the fac...
by feuerzauber
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert, I have sent my personal email address to you via the wagnerheim private-message mechanism to establish my credentials. I look forward to receiving Bob's chart, and will immediately share it with readers — should Bob be willing for me to do so — in order that readers may better evaluate Bob's...
by feuerzauber
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert, thank you for the entertaining and instructive video. I find much of the video convincing, given the apparently normal biometric caveats that Bob apparently makes as a matter of professional course — allowances for contingencies such as accidental differences in head orientations, scene ligh...
by feuerzauber
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert, no doubt you are already aware of the recently discovered 1861 full-length photograph of Richard Wagner featured on "The Wagnerian" website http://www.the-wagnerian.com/2013/01/lo ... d.html?m=1.
by feuerzauber
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Peter Bassett [ http://www.peterbassett.com.au/ ] has posted a response to Grant Romer's re-examination of Albert Kaplan's daguerreotype on Saturday 5 January. Peter's response "An answer to further claims about the Kaplan daguerreotype" is avaiable on the website of the Richard Wagner Society of Vi...
by feuerzauber
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert Kaplan has updated his Richard Wagner page http://www.kaplancollection.com/the-cased-collection/richard-wagner/ to include photographs of Grant Romer's re-examination of the daguerreotype that was undertaken on Saturday [5 January] in light of the critique of its attribution of its sitter to ...
by feuerzauber
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The "Christmas Carol" musical motif
Replies: 1
Views: 4690

Re: The "Christmas Carol" musical motif

Is Scrooge's long-remembered tune Dickens's "Christmas Day Spell"? Seasons Greetings to you.
by feuerzauber
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Peter Bassett [ http://peterbassett.com.au ] has written a devastating critique of Albert Kaplan's attribution of the daguerreotype's sitter to a young Richard Wagner at age 30. His article may be found on the website of the Richard Wagner Society of [Melbourne] Victoria [Australia]: http://wagnerme...