11 Mar '11, 3am

A Polish collector has found a 'unique' photograph of composer Frederic Chopin, taken after his death

A Polish collector has found a 'unique' photograph of composer Frederic Chopin, taken after his death

A picture taken by a Polish collector shows a photograph of iconic romantic composer and pianist Frederic Chopin taken on his bed after his death in 1849. -- PHOTO: AFP WARSAW - A POLISH collector announced on Thursday that he had discovered what he said was a unique photograph of iconic romantic composer and pianist Frederic Chopin taken after his death in 1849. 'Everything suggests that this is an authentic picture,' said gallery-owner Wladyslaw Zuchowski, who has a collection of hundreds of daguerreotypes - an early form of photograph. 'It is the only known daguerreotype of Chopin. Every other known picture of the composer is a copy,' Mr Zuchowski told AFP by telephone from his home city of Gdansk in northern Poland. He said that he had acquired the picture in Scotland and had had it restored in London. He declined to elaborate. The sombre profile portrait, measuring ei...

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