Portrait of Charles Christian Hennell

around 1844-1845
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This is a photograph of Charles Christian Hennell, a friend of George Eliot. Hennell wrote An Inquiry Concerning the Origin of Christianity which was first published in 1838. It examines the historical evidence for the life of Jesus Christ. This image is a type of photograph called a Daguerreotype and was made by Antoine Claudet of Adelaide Gallery, Strand, London.