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Here is a closeup of the left side of the painting. This library painting is a copy of the original at the Sorbonne. The persons are (left to right) Alfred Ditte (1843-1908, a professor of inorganic chemistry at the Sorbonne); Henri Jules Debray (1827-1888, a collaborator of Deville at the École Normale in the area of gaseous dissociation and the platinum metals); Paul Gabriel Hauteville (1836-1902, an assistant to Deville at the École Normale); Deville; and Louis Joseph Troost (1825-1911, a professor in inorganic chemistry at the Sorbonne). This is a copy, dated 1890, of the original painting (see next photo).