With stamp of photographer's 45 rue du Port St. Ouen address, which he was at from 1864-1875, on recto of mount. Number '455' reversed out of negative. Man appears to be holding a harness.
Little is known of A. Taupin, but he did form Taupin & Co., which appears on some of his stamps. Taupin appears to have been active in Paris from at least the end of the 1850s through the beginning of the 1880s, opening three studio locations over this time.
He was known primarily for romantic landscapes, like this one, and art reproductions, and may have been a publisher, as well as a photographer.
In 1863, Taupin and other photographers were the subject of legal action brought by Disderi over the use of his published portraits.
There was also a daguerreotypist of the same last name in Paris in the late 1840s, but it is uncertain if this is the same photographer.
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Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Dimensions 6-3/8 x 7-15/16 in. (162 x 202 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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