French Photographer, (19th century); French. Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 19th Century. Leo Taxil (1854-1907) wrote a series of books and pamphlets denouncing Freemasonry, charging their lodges with taking part in devil worship and alleged that Diana Vaughan had confessed to him her part in a Satanic Palladism cult; it was all an elaborate hoax, Vaughan was simply a typist employed by Taxil, who had given permission for her name to be used; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.