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- Vue de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris depuis le 27 quai des Grands Augustins, circa 1851
- Print 14,7 x 20,7 cm; 5 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.
(Tirage 14,7 x 20,7 cm; 5 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)
Salt print from glass negative, flush-mounted by all four corners on soft card.
Private collection, France
This typical view of Notre-Dame Cathedral was taken from Gustave Le Gray address at Quai des Grands Augustins where he lived 1847-1848. The circa date given in the title corresponds to the works on the Cathedral that started in 1845 by architect Viollet-Le-Duc and the invention of wet collodion glass negative. The size of the print indicates that the camera might be a daguerreotype one. The author might have been a daguerreotypist before using this new collodion process. The covered bridge in the background indicates us that the view has been taken before 1853.