About This Artwork

Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884

Brig on the Water, 1856

Albumen print, from the album "Vistas del Mar"
32.4 x 41 cm (image/paper); 50.9 x 64.3 cm (album page)
Signed recto, lower right, on image, in red pencil [?]: "Gustave Le Gray"; blind stamped recto, on album page, lower center: "PHOTOGRAPHIE / GUSTAVE LE GRAY & C / PARIS"; unmarked verso

Hugh Edwards Fund, 1971.577.12

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "The Grand Tour: Mid-nineteenth Century Photographs from the Leonard Peil Collection," July 12-August 26, 1979.

Milwaukee Art Museum, "Gustave Le Gray in Context," January 18–April 14, 2002.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Regarding Seas and Skies: Photographic Seascapes by Gustave Le Gray, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and DoDo Jin Ming," November 1, 2003–February 15, 2004. (David Travis)

Publication History

Janis, Eugenia Parry. 1987. "The Photography of Gustave Le Gray." Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/University of Chicago Press. frontispiece.

Interpretive Resources

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