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552.01   Seascapes
552.02   Ports, harbours and docks
552.03   Gustave Le Gray: Seascapes
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552.01    Seascapes 
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552.02    Ports, harbours and docks 
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552.03    Gustave Le Gray: Seascapes 
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The seascapes of Gustave le Gray[1] were praised by his contemporaries - for example in 1857 in the Journal of the Photographic Society:
We stop with astonishment before M. Le Gray’s "Sea and Sky", the most successful seizure of water and cloud yet attempted. The effect is the simplest conceivable. There is a plain, unbroken prairie of open sea, lined and rippled with myriad smiling trails of minute undulations, dark and sombrous and profoundly calm, over the dead below – smooth as a tombstone.[2]
   Gustave  Le Gray Seascapes 
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  1. Λ For Gustave Le Gray - Eugenia Parry Janis, 1987, The Photography of Gustave Le Gray, (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago Press); Sylvie Aubenas et al., 2002, Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884, (Paris, BnF / Gallimard) [Exhibition, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 19 March - 16 June 2002]; Aubenas, Sylvie et al., 2002, Gustave Le Gray, 1820–1884, (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) 
  2. Λ 21 February 1857, Journal of the Photographic Society


HomeContents > Further research

General reading 
Falconer, John, 1993, Sail & Steam: A Century of Maritime Enterprise: 1840-1935: Photographs from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, (London: Viking) isbn-10: 067084750X [Δ
Szarkowski, John & Benson, Richard, 1997, A Mariner's Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories, (Yale University Press) isbn-10: 0300073992 isbn-13: 978-0300073997 [Δ
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