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Gustave Le Gray

Horse and Cart, Forest of Fontainebleau, 1849c/1849c

Salt print from waxed paper negative on original mounts
7 5/8 × 10 1/16 in
19.4 × 25.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
Chalfont
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The image is probably from Le Gray's first trip to Fontainebleau in 1849. It was certainly …

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The image is probably from Le Gray's first trip to Fontainebleau in 1849. It was certainly taken either then or on his second trip in 1851. This image is not in the Le Gray Catalogue Raisonné and may be a unique print. Duc de Luynes was highly interested in archeology, numismatics, art, architecture and …

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Photographer's name is embossed on recto of the mount at the lower right just below the photograph, which is his earliest mark.
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 is probably from Le Gray's first trip to Fontainebleau in 1849. It was certainly …

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The image is probably from Le Gray's first trip to Fontainebleau in 1849. It was certainly taken either then or on his second trip in 1851. This image is not in the Le Gray Catalogue Raisonné and may be a unique print. Duc de Luynes was highly interested in archeology, numismatics, art, architecture and …

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Signature
Photographer's name is embossed on recto of the mount at the lower right just below the photograph, which is his earliest mark.
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

Horse and Cart, Forest of Fontainebleau, 1849c/1849c

Salt print from waxed paper negative on original mounts
7 5/8 × 10 1/16 in
19.4 × 25.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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