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Cloudy Sky—The Mediterranean with Mount Agde

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Gustave Le Gray advanced the painterly aspects of early photography. A pioneer of photographic techniques and a sought-after teacher throughout his career, he is best known for the majestic ocean views that he made between 1856 and 1858. Printed on a scale that was large for its time, images...

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Not signed. Verso, in dark brown ink, l. r.: 8513.

Provenance

André Jammes; Lucien Goldschmidt, New York, 1971; Charles W. Millard III, Chapel Hill, NC; gift of Millard to MFA November 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles W. Millard III in honor of Clifford S. Ackley

Seascape

1857

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.1 x 39.7 cm (12 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.241

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print from two wet collodion-on-glass negatives

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