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Photograph - Mediterranean Sea - Sète
  • Mediterranean Sea - Sète
    Le Gray, Gustave, born 1820 - died 1884
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Mediterranean Sea - Sète

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Sète (Photographed)

  • Date:

    1857 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Gray, Gustave, born 1820 - died 1884 (Photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Received as part of the Townshend Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR77, box LOANS

Physical description

Sepia toned photograph of a seascape. Parts of the shoreline can be seen to the right hand side of the image and land can also be seen on the horizon. Cumulus clouds in the sky hide the sun.

Place of Origin

Sète (Photographed)


1857 (photographed)


Le Gray, Gustave, born 1820 - died 1884 (Photographer)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print


Height: 318 mm image, Width: 416 mm image, Height: 355 mm sheet, Width: 458 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Gustave Le Grey, 'Mediterranean Sea - Sète' (alternative title: Seascape at Sète, a cloud study), albumen print, 1857.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884 (Bibliotheque Nationale de France/Gallimard, 2002), p367


Albumen process; Photography




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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