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258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 343Price: P.O.R.
Medium: Albumen print from wet plate negativeMount: on original lithographed mountPhoto Date: 1857Print Date: 1857Dimensions: 12-1/8 x 14-1/4 in. (308 x 362 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: France
Le Gray was court photographer for Napoleon III and was commissioned to document the peacetime maneuvers organized by the Emperor in the summer of 1857 following the French involvement in the Crimean War. The Emperor gave presentation albums to the senior officers of the maneuvers, of which only 15 are recorded in institutional and private collections. This example is from the album of an aide de camp to the Emperor, Captaine Louis-Charles August Morand, one the best and one of the few albums to have been divided. See: Janis, The Photography of Gustave Le Gray, ch.VI, fig.9; Jammes and Sobieszek, French Primitive Photography, n.p.; Therond, Une Passion Francaise, p.194-195. Framed.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.