The photo of Wagner shown on this book has always looked peculiar to me and I have never been able to find out anything about it. It hardly looks like Wagner at all, though I realize that, assuming it is in fact Wagner, he must be quite young here. The bone structure of the face looks much softer here than in other pictures of Wagner, especially in the jaw. Does anyone have any information as to the dating and context of this picture?
I have also seen it written that this photo taken in 1860 is the earliest. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aris,_1861.jpg
Yet the man depicted on the aforementioned book cover looks a bit younger. And look at the difference in the prominence of the chin.