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Gustave Le Gray

French, 1820–1884

The Great Wave, Sète

1857
Albumen silver print
Image: 13 3/4 × 16 7/16 in. (34.9 × 41.7 cm)
Mount: 17 1/8 × 19 1/2 in. (43.5 × 49.5 cm)
Matted: 22 × 28 × 1/8 in. (55.9 × 71.1 × 0.3 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1982.1589.0001
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InscriptionsInscribed on mount in pencil, recto, TL: 1568 - 10 f [possibly price in francs] - G. Le Gray photogr de l'Empereur
Stamped signature on image in red ink, recto, BR: Gustave Le Gray
Blind stamp on mount, recto, BC: Gustave Le Gray a Paris \ Photographe De L'Empereur [surrounding imperial crest]

Stamped in blue ink, verso, LC and RC: 403
Stamped in black ink, verso, BR: Eastman Historical \ Photographic Collection \ Cromer Collection \ 403
Terms
  • albumen process
  • albumen prints
  • Albumen silver print
  • seashores
  • breakwaters
  • seascapes
  • composite photographs

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