Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Monsieur P. West
21 July 1862

Volume 8, page 288, sitting number 10,773.

[The Silvy daybooks identify the sitter as 'Mons. P. West'. Although the French form of address is usual in the first volume of the Silvy daybooks, its use in 1862 is perhaps significant. Despite his very British surname, the sitter's appearance certainly suggests that he might be Continental. The telescope appears in no other portrait taken by Silvy so presumably Monsieur West brought it with him to the studio especially for this portrait.]


code: cs0540
Monsieur West, Camille Silvy, Silvy