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Gustave Le Gray

Flotte Franco-Anglais en Rade de Cherbourg, 1858/1858

Albumen print from wet plate negative on mount
12 × 15 3/4 in
30.5 × 40 cm
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The image was taken in August 1858. Only four other copies of this image have been located, …

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The image was taken in August 1858. Only four other copies of this image have been located, including the GEH and BN. They exhibit the same negative flaw that has been slightly retouched by Le Gray in this one, which probably accounts for its rarity.

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Mounted, with photographer's red stamp at lower right.
Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884
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Boldly asserting in 1850 that photography’s future would lie on paper, Gustave Le Gray refined the …

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Boldly asserting in 1850 that photography’s future would lie on paper, Gustave Le Gray refined the emerging French method of developing photographs from paper negatives, using thinner paper and coating it with wax to produce crisper images. Le Gray set out to establish photography’s place among the fine arts and …

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The image was taken in August 1858. Only four other copies of this image have been located, …

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The image was taken in August 1858. Only four other copies of this image have been located, including the GEH and BN. They exhibit the same negative flaw that has been slightly retouched by Le Gray in this one, which probably accounts for its rarity.

Signature
Mounted, with photographer's red stamp at lower right.
Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884
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Boldly asserting in 1850 that photography’s future would lie on paper, Gustave Le Gray refined the …

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Boldly asserting in 1850 that photography’s future would lie on paper, Gustave Le Gray refined the emerging French method of developing photographs from paper negatives, using thinner paper and coating it with wax to produce crisper images. Le Gray set out to establish photography’s place among the fine arts and …

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Gustave Le Gray

Flotte Franco-Anglais en Rade de Cherbourg, 1858/1858

Albumen print from wet plate negative on mount
12 × 15 3/4 in
30.5 × 40 cm
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