About This Image

Titles printed top and bottom of the image on the mount.Apparently a very rare photograph taken during the expansion of Cherbourg harbor and taken a bit before the time that Le Gray took his celebrated seascapes of the fleet at Cherbourg. According to Ken Jacobson in his monograph on Le Gray, "Moulin showed several views of the Fete at the 1859 SFP exhibition though we have never seen extant examples of the original photographs."See: Jacobson, The Lovely Sea-View: A Study of the Marine Photographs Published by Gustave Le Gray, 1856-1858, p.19.

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Building the forms for the Arrival Basin at the Port of Cherbourg
Felix Jacques Antoine Moulin Building the forms for the Arrival Basin at the Port of Cherbourg

Price $3,500
Sale Price $2,450

Main Image

Ref.# 15238

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original printed mount

Photo Date 1857-58  Print Date 1857-58

Dimensions 7-1/8 x 8-7/8 in. (181 x 225 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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