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Early French landscape photography - Checklist


  
LL/6306
ThumbnailGustave Le Gray 
[Oak Tree and Rocks, Forest of Fontainebleau] 
1849-1852 
Salted paper print from paper negative 
25.2 x 35.7 cm (9 15/16 x 14 1/16 in) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 2000 (2000.13) 
  

  
LL/7357
ThumbnailGustave Le Gray 
Study of Trees and Pathways 
1849 
Salt print, from waxed calotype negative 
7 13/16 x 10 3/8 in 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
The J. Paul Getty Trust (84.XM.637.6) 
  

  
LL/7427
ThumbnailAndré Giroux 
Landscape 
1855 (ca) 
Salted paper print 
28.2 x 32.0 cm 
George Eastman Museum 
Museum Purchase (GEH NEG: 32128, 76:0020:0062) 
  

  
LL/7437
ThumbnailAndré Giroux 
The Ponds at Obtevoz, Rhône 
1855 
Salt print 
10 1/2 x 13 5/16 in 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
The J. Paul Getty Trust (84.XP.362.3) 
  
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Contextual notes: 
  
During the nineteenth century a group of French painters including Georges Michel, Theodore Rousseau, Jean-Francois Miller, and Corot sought their inspiration by going to the landscape and painting what they saw. Collectively they are known as the Barbizon school of painting named after a village in northern France.
 
The links between the painters and French landscape photography in the middle of the century are numerous. André Giroux (1801-1879) for example was a talented painter as well as a master photographer and the photographs by Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) of the forests at Fontainebleau were used as templates for paintings.
 
 
  
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