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Gustave Le Gray

'La Vague Brisée, Mer Méditeranée No 15', (The Breaking Wave), 1857

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

26

27

Gustave Le Gray

Gustave Le Gray

'La Vague Brisée, Mer Méditeranée No 15', (The Breaking Wave), 1857

'La Vague Brisée, Mer Méditeranée No 15', (The Breaking Wave), 1857

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

Gustave Le Gray

1820 - 1884

'La Vague Brisée, Mer Méditeranée No 15', (The Breaking Wave), 1857


Albumen print from wet collodion negative, mounted to board. With the photographer's red facsimile signature stamp recto. With the 'PHOTOGRAPHIE GUSTAVE LE GRAY & Co PARIS' and the maker's blindstamps on board recto. Annotated 'No 11,706' in iron gall ink in the lower left corner and with a printed label bearing the title of the work affixed on the lower right corner of board recto.

Image 32.6 x 41.8 cm (12⅞x 16½in.);

sheet 53.5 x 68.2 cm (21 x 26⅞in.)

This print is in overall very good condition, with excellent details especially in the spray of water, the rocks and waves. General warm tones, slightly sepia in upper half, and more brown-purple in the lower half. Presence of small impressions, very light scuffing and scratching marks across the surface of the print, only visible in raking light. Some small retouching across print and on the comet in centre of print, restoration with India ink and original to the production of the print.

The support is in very good condition and has been recently restored and cleaned of its foxing marks; a few faint cleaned foxing are still visible near lower left edge. Upper left edge a little worn with a repaired small crease.

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Private collection, UK