Talk:Portraits of Charles Darwin

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Maull & Fox portraits[edit]

Maybe it,s just me, but the two Maull & Fox portraits look to me as clearly being the exact same picture in two different forms/qualities. Circeus (talk) 06:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

They are. I wasn't sure what to do, since one is more complete, but the other is cropped and high quality. Maybe another column for alternate versions and derivatives? A lot of these were used as the basis for other things (like engravings, cigarette cards, busts, etc.) that are also public domain.--ragesoss (talk) 07:40, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Clearly these are just two different quality printing of the same picture (unlike, say, a painting or engraving of the same picture). As such, unless the exact details of the second can be located, I'd keep only the more complete one. But that's just me. Circeus (talk) 00:48, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Which one is "more complete" is debatable. Although File:Charles_Darwin_aged_51.jpg includes all of Darwin's right hand, his legs are blurred out, which is not the case in File:Charles_Darwin_seated.jpg. Personally, I think File:Charles_Darwin_seated.jpg would be the better one to use, but I leave it up to ragesoss's discretion. Kaldari (talk) 03:38, 9 February 2009 (UTC)