Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GUSTAVE LE GRAY 1820-1884: Paris Auction Results

Sold: 300 000 Euros
Grande Vague. Cette n°17. (Sète), Spring 1857

Sold: 210 000 Euros
Ciel chargé. Mediterranean Sea No. 16, Spring 1857

Sold: 25 000 Euros
Pont du Carrousel, seen from the Pont Royal, Paris, circa 1859

Results of Dec 18 Photography Auction

Jean-Baptiste Gustave Le Gray (August 30, 1820 – July 30, 1884) has been called "the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making." He made his first daguerreotypes in 1847. Opening a lavish studio in 1855, Le Gray became the official photographer of Napoleon III. His most famous work dates from 1856 to 1858, especially his seascapes. Complete bio Wikipedia

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