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Gustave Le Gray

L’Obélisque de Louxor sur la Place de la Concorde avec les Champs-Élysées en Perspective, Paris, 1858/1858

Albumen print from wet plate negative unmounted
15 × 19 1/4 in
38.1 × 48.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000
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Chalfont
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Numbered "20,219" in ink on the verso by the photographer. A professionally restored …

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Numbered "20,219" in ink on the verso by the photographer. A professionally restored tear at the bottom left side. This is the only known print of this image, which shows the roof of the Palais de l'Industrie, just built at this time to house the Exposition Universelle of 1855. There is a variant, …

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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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Numbered "20,219" in ink on the verso by the photographer. A professionally restored …

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Numbered "20,219" in ink on the verso by the photographer. A professionally restored tear at the bottom left side. This is the only known print of this image, which shows the roof of the Palais de l'Industrie, just built at this time to house the Exposition Universelle of 1855. There is a variant, …

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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

L’Obélisque de Louxor sur la Place de la Concorde avec les Champs-Élysées en Perspective, Paris, 1858/1858

Albumen print from wet plate negative unmounted
15 × 19 1/4 in
38.1 × 48.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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