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Gustave Le Gray
Seascapes
 
  
Images selected by
Alan Griffiths
 
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.
Journal of the Photographic Society (21 February 1857) 
  
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Acknowledgements:  
  
CEROS - Jean-Mathieu Martini / Serge Plantureux, Charles Isaacs Photographs - Inc, Christie's - London, Cleveland Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, Israel Museum - Jerusalem, J. Paul Getty Museum, Lee Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée Condé, Princeton University Art Museum, Private collection, Royal Photograph Collection, Sotheby's - Paris, Swann Galleries - New York, Victoria and Albert Museum.
 
  
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Gustave Le Gray 
 
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