Numbered "24,498" in ink on the verso by the photographer. A small professionally restored tear and corners are the only conservation.
There are two other well-known prints (BnF, Department of Prints and Photography, former Alfred Armand collection, 380 x 442 mm; Ader auction, November 2013, 390 x 510 mm). The same view making up the left part of a two-part panorama was in the Binoche auction Nov. 10, 2016.
See: Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.13, pl.13; and Alex Novak, 19th-century French Master Photographers: Life into Art, p.53, pl.52; and Aubenas, et. al., Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884, p.278, pl.305 for panoramic view with this print on the left side of the image.
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Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Photo Date 1859 Print Date 1859
Dimensions 16-3/16 x 20 in. (412 x 508 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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