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Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820–1884
The Pont du Carrousel, Paris: View to the West from the Pont des Arts, 1856–1858
albumen print from collodion negative
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Patrons' Permanent Fund

An extraordinarily talented photographer, Gustave Le Gray worked in many genres, including landscapes, portraits, marine views and cityscapes. This photograph lucidly conveys both the spacious and elegant grandeur of this stretch of the Seine and describes the intimate details of daily Parisian life, such as the book and newspaper sellers at left who hawk their wares to passersby.

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