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Mounted, with photographer\'s red stamp at lower right. Not listed in the Le Gray Bibliotheque Nationale catalogue. On an original mount that is 346 x 520 mm. At least one other print is known to exist.

The Place has a bloody history. During the French Revolution in 1789 the statue of Louis XV of France was torn down and the area renamed the Place de la Révolution. The new revolutionary government erected a guillotine in the square, and it was here that King Louis XVI was executed on 21 January 1793.

Other important figures guillotined on the site, often in front of cheering crowds, were Queen Marie Antoinette, Princess √Člisabeth of France, Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, Antoine Lavoisier, Maximilien Robespierre, Louis de Saint-Just, and Olympe de Gouges.

The bridge in the foreground is the Ponte de la Concorde.

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Photo Detail - Gustave Le Gray - Place de la Concorde, Paris
Gustave Le Gray Place de la Concorde, Paris

Price $P.O.R.

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Ref.# 15269

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1859  Print Date 1859

Dimensions 14-5/16 x 18-3/4 in. (364 x 476 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


Alex Novak and Marthe Smith


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