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On the print, lower right corner: stamp of Gustave Le Gray's signature in red ink. On the mount, oval blind stamp "PHOTOGRAPHIE GUSTAVE LE GRAY & Co. PARIS" centered below the image, "No 12,049" and "No 103." handwritten in ink in lower corners, and blind stamp "E B" on upper right. Small pinholes in the four corners of the mount.

See: Aubenas, et. al., Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884, pl.268.

Only one other copy of this rare image was noted in the catalogue, having just appeared on the market prior to its publication. This is clearly the superior print of the two. There is a major essay by Barthelemy Jobert on this photograph and another Le Gray image of the Pavé de Chailly, and Claude Monet's similar painting of the same name.

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Photo Detail - Gustave Le Gray - Fontainebleau Forest: the Pavé de Chailly
Gustave Le Gray Fontainebleau Forest: the Pavé de Chailly

Price $65,000

Main Image

Ref.# 16335

Medium Albumenized salt print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1856  Print Date 1856c

Dimensions 9-9/16 x 13 in. (243 x 330 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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