GUSTAVE LE GRAY (1820-1884)
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GUSTAVE LE GRAY (1820-1884)

View across the Nile, 1867

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GUSTAVE LE GRAY (1820-1884)
View across the Nile, 1867
albumen print, mounted on card
wetstamp fascimile signature (illustrated), titled 'cataractes Nil' in pencil (on the mount, recto)
12 3/8 x 24¼ in. (31.3 x 61.6 cm.)
Literature
In her 'Chronologie' of Le Gray's life, Sylvie Aubenas outlines Le Gray's travels in the Middle East and notably in Egypt in the 1860s. She records his trip up the Nile in 1867.

Gustave Le Gray 1820-1884, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2002, pp. 329-335.
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Lot Essay

An exceedingly rare print of this austere and minimal landscape from Le Gray's time in Egypt -- showing a vista of the cataracts that was destined to be lost in the raised water level after the construction of the Aswan dam.

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