The Salon of 1852, Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820–1884), Salted paper print from waxed-paper negative

The Salon of 1852

Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820–1884)
Salted paper print from waxed-paper negative
Image: 24.1 × 38 cm (9 1/2 × 14 15/16 in.)
Mount: 37.5 × 40.9 cm (14 3/4 × 16 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mrs. Walter Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
Not on view
Gustave Courbet's Young Women from the Village (40.175) is visible in Le Gray's view of the Salon of 1852.
Inscription: Blindstamp on print, recto BR: "GUSTAVE // LE GRAY"
Gustave Le Gray; [...]; [François Braunschweig, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, December 3, 1978

Art Institute of Chicago. "The Photography of Gustave Le Gray," September 18, 1987–December 6, 1987.

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Moulin, Jean-Marie. The Second Empire, 1852–1870: Art in France Under Napolean III. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1978. no. VIII-12 (variant).

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