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The Great Wave, Sète

A work made of albumen print, no. 17 from the vistas del mar album.
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  • A work made of albumen print, no. 17 from the vistas del mar album.




Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884

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Gustave Le Gray


The Great Wave, Sète


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1857


Albumen print, No. 17 from the Vistas del Mar album


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"; inscribed recto, on album page, lower left, in brown ink: "[illegible/cut off]"; printed recto, on paper affixed to album page, lower right, in black ink: "GRANDE VAGUE [cut off at bottom]"; unmarked verso


Image/paper: 34.1 × 41.8 cm (13 7/16 × 16 1/2 in.); Album page: 50.8 × 64.5 cm (20 × 25 7/16 in.)

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Hugh Edwards Fund

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