Gustave Le Gray Flotte Franco-Anglais en Rade de Cherbourg
Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Mount on mount
Photo Date 1858 Print Date 1858
Dimensions 12 x 15-3/4 in. (305 x 400 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Mounted, with photographer's red stamp at lower right. 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. See: Buerger, The Era of the French Calotype, pl.36; Aubenas, et. al., Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884, pl.175, pp.146 and 370.
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