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Le Gray was court photographer for Napoleon III and was commissioned to document the peacetime maneuvers organized by the Emperor in the summer of 1857 following the French involvement in the Crimean War. The Emperor gave presentation albums to the senior officers of the maneuvers, of which only 15 are recorded in institutional and private collections. This example is from the album of an aide de camp to the Emperor, Captaine Louis-Charles August Morand, one the best and one of the few albums to have been divided. See: Janis, The Photography of Gustave Le Gray, ch.VI, fig.9; Jammes and Sobieszek, French Primitive Photography, n.p.; Therond, Une Passion Francaise, p.194-195; Lacaille, et. al., Une Visite au Camp de Chalons sous le Second Empire, Photographies de Messieurs Le Gray, Prevost... (Musee de l"Armee, Paris, 1996), p.57. Framed. Provenance: photographer; Captaine Louis-Charles August Morand to his descendants; Harry Lunn; Alexander Novak.

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Photo Detail - Gustave Le Gray - Preparation of the Emperor's Table, Camp de Chalons
Gustave Le Gray Preparation of the Emperor's Table, Camp de Chalons

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Ref.# 343

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original lithographed mount

Photo Date 1857  Print Date 1857

Dimensions 12-1/8 x 14-1/4 in. (308 x 362 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France

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