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Gustave Le Gray 
Self portrait 
1850-1852 (ca) 
Albumen print, from glass negative 
20 x 14.7 cm (oval) 
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie 
© Paris, BibliothÞque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie 

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