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Gustave Le Gray
Brig on the Water
12¢ x 16¢ in (31.8 x 42 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
With Le Gray's stamped signature at the lower right corner of print recto, his partial blind stamp and the numeric notation "4," in pencil, on mount recto; professionally mounted to an archival secondary support mount.
Gustave Le Gray, whose most admired works are his seascapes, merged photography's technical advances with a painter's 'sthetic vision. He photographed maritime subjects at the Normandy coast, Sainte-Adresse and Le Havre, and Mediterranean, for about four years.
This photograph was included in a lot sold at the Swann Galleries auction "Important 19th & 20th Century Photographs" (New York, Mon Oct 15, 2007).