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Photograph of Chopin by L.A. Bisson 1849

Portrait File
Gilmore Music Library

Ballade pour le piano No. 2, in F major, Op. 38

Photography was only about a decade old when Bisson took this famous picture. Chopin, who was terminally ill, does not appear to his best advantage, but it is our only photograph of him; his face is better known from paintings and drawings.