The field of maneuvers in Châlons-sur-Marne, Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
The field of maneuvers in Châlons-sur-Marne
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Gustave Le Gray

The field of maneuvers in Châlons-sur-Marne, 1857


Foto
height: 30.3 cm
Dimensions
width: 35.3 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.114d
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 from Uta and Wilfried Wiegand with support form Kulturstiftung der Länder und Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Gustave Le Gray belonged to the circle of photographers, regularly commissioned by Napoleon III to document his prestige projects. Public manoeuvres and displays at the newly built military base at Châlons-sur-Marne northeast of Paris served the military self-representation of the Second Empire. For his panorama of the great exercise field, Le Gray required six individual shots, which he then carefully cut and assembled to achieve the impression of seamless continuity. His selection of detail with the central horizon line further emphasizes the ample space of the terrain.

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Title
The field of maneuvers in Châlons-sur-Marne
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Set
The field of maneuvers in Châlons-sur-Marne
Part Number / Total
4 / 6
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert recto unten rechts auf der Fotografie: Signaturstempel, orange: Gustave Le Gray

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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 from Uta and Wilfried Wiegand with support form Kulturstiftung der Länder und Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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31.03.2021