Gustave Le Gray and Mestral Portail Ouest, Eglise Sainte-Marie, Arles-sur-tech (Pyrénées-Orientales)
Medium Salt print from waxed paper negative
Photo Date 1851 Print Date 1851
Dimensions 14-1/8 x 10-1/8 in. (359 x 257 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
The number "537" is reversed out of the negative at the bottom right in Le Gray's hand. A very rare and important untrimmed print from Le Gray's summer 1851 expedition for the Mission Heliographique. Most such prints are in institutions. Very few are in private hands. There was a small missing piece at the far left middle of the print that has been professionally restored. See: Anne de Mondenard, La Mission Heliographique, cat. no.53, p. 241. Provenance: Gustave Le Gray to Henri Le Secq; Family of the photographer, Henri Le Secq.
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