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Tree, Forest of Fontainebleau

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.


c. 1856


Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884

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Gustave Le Gray


Tree, Forest of Fontainebleau


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1851–1861


Albumen print


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.)

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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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