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Photograph - Louvre Pavillon Mollien
  • Louvre Pavillon Mollien
    Le Gray, Gustave, born 1820 - died 1884
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Louvre Pavillon Mollien

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph; albumen print from wet collodion negative

  • Museum number:

    35799

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 103A, box (II)

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Photograph; albumen print from wet collodion negative

Marks and inscriptions

Facsimile signature in red ink on photograph. Blind stamped on mount.

Descriptive line

Photograph, Louvre Pavillon Mollien, Gustave Le Gray, Paris, ca. 1855

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Trained like Britain's Roger Fenton as a painter Le Gray wrote in 1852: 'The future of photography does not lie in the cheapness but in the quality of the picture. If a photograph is beautiful, complete, and durable, it acquires an intrinsic value before which its price disappears entirely. It is my wish that photography, rather than falling into the domain of industry or of commerce, might remain in that of art'. The accuracy, grandeur and tonal richness of this architectural view, purchased in the late 1850s, typify Le Gray's work. [1987-2006]

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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