Pyramides de Gizèh, Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820–1884), Albumen silver print from glass negative

Pyramides de Gizèh

Artist:
Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820–1884)
Date:
1865–69
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 31.1 x 41.8 cm (12 1/4 x 16 7/16 in.)
Mount: 45.9 x 62.5 cm (18 1/16 x 24 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Shapazian, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.440.2
Not on view
Inscription: Facsimile signature stamp in red ink on print, BLC: "Gustave Le Gray"; inscribed in pencil on mount, recto TRC: "27", BRC: "Pyramides de Gizèh"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TLC: "M/1 3", TRC: "BL19852".
Félix Paponot; [...]; [sold Rieunier & Bailly--Pommery (Hotel Drouot), Paris, March 19, 2001]; [Baudoin Lebon, Paris]; Robert Shapazian

Aubenas, Sylvie. Gustave Le Gray, 1820–1884. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2002. p. 277.

This image is the central portion of a three-part panorama. The photograph was one of forty-four in an album entitled "Moyenne-Êgypte, tome I" made for Félix Paponot, an engineer working on the Ismailiya Canal. This is the only known print of this image.