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Signed recto, lower right, on image, in red ink: "Gustave Le Gray"; blind stamped recto, on mount, lower center: "PHOTOGRAPHIE / GUSTAVE LE GRAY / PARIS [in oval formation]"; inscribed recto, on mount, lower left, in brown ink: "22049"; unmarked verso
Image/paper: 31.8 × 41.6 cm (12 9/16 × 16 7/16 in.); Mount: 53.2 × 71.1 cm (21 × 28 in.)
Edward E. Ayer Endowment in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson; Samuel P. Avery, Wentworth G. Field Memorial, Maurice D. Galleher, General Acquisitions, and Laura T. Magnuson endowments
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Greenough, Sarah, Joel Snyder, David Travis and Colin Westerbeck. 1989. “On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/The Art Institute of Chicago.
p. 83, cat. 56.
Wood, James N. and Teri J. Edelstein. 1997. “The Art Institute of Chicago: The Essential Guide.” Publications Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. p. 172.
Aubenas, Sylvie. 2002. “Gustave Le Gray: 1820–1884.” Exh. cat. J. Paul Getty Museum/Bibliothèque Nationale de France. p. 102, pl. 120. (other print of this image)
Wood, James N. 2003. “The Art Institute of Chicago: The Essential Guide - Revised Edition.” Publications Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. p 172.
Travis, David. 2005. “Paris: Photographs from a Time that Was.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press. p. 30.
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, “On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography,” May 7–July 30, 1989; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 16–November 26, 1989; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 21, 1989–February 25, 1990.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, “The Barbizon Tradition,” March 22–May 12, 1991.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Distant Relations,” May 8–July 18, 1993. (David Travis)
Art Institute of Chicago, “A Measure of Nature: Landscape Photographs from the Permanent Collection,: May30–September 7, 1998.
Milwaukee Art Museum, “Gustave Le Gray in Context,” January 18–April 14, 2002.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Paris: Photographs from a Time That Was,” August 13–November 6, 2005. (David Travis)
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