GUSTAVE LE GRAY
1820 - 1884
LA MESSE DU 4 OCTOBRE, CAMP DE CHÂLONS, 1857 MANOEUVRES DE CAVALERIE, CAMP DE CHÂLONS, 1857
deux tirages albuminés
un numéroté '17037' à l'encre noire au dos
two albumen prints
one numbered '17037' in black ink on the reverse
11 ½ x 14 ⅜ in.; 29 x 36,5 cm
10 ⅝ x 13 ¾ in.; 27 x 35 cm
Manoeuvres de Cavalerie, Camp de Châlons, 1857: In very good condition. General toning of the print, especially around edges and as expected with print of that age. Some retouching visible in raking light near lower left corner. Some faint handling marks across print and one faint and fine folding line in center of print, only visible in raking light.
La Messe du 4 Octobre, Camp de Châlons, 1857: In very good condition. General toning of the print, especially around edges and as expected with work of that age. Some foxing spots along right and left edges. Some faint handling marks cross print, two soft creases in lower left quadrant, only visible in raking light.
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Private collection, France
Charles Bousquet, La Garde Impériale au camp de Châlons en 1857 (Paris, 1858)
Sylvie Aubenas (dir.), Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884 (Paris, BNF, 2002), ill.