Le Soleil au Zénith - Océan / [The Sun at Zenith, Normandy]

Gustave Le Gray1856

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

  • Title: Le Soleil au Zénith - Océan / [The Sun at Zenith, Normandy]
  • Creator: Gustave Le Gray
  • Date: 1856
  • Location Created: Normandy, Normandy, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.5 x 41.6 cm (12 13/16 x 16 3/8 in.)
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  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Signature: (Recto, print) wet stamp signature in red ink, at lower right corner: "Gustave Le Gray"
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XM.347.17
  • Markings: (Recto, mount) imprinted cream-colored paper label in black ink affixed to lower right corner: "LE SOLEIL____OCEAN / No. 22." (Recto, mount) blindstamp at bottom center: "PHOTOGRAPHIE / GUSTAVE LE GRAY & Co. / PARIS [all within an oval border]" (Recto, mount) caduceus (physician's symbol) blindstamp of Ernest Binant at upper right corner [sideways]. (Verso, mount) wet stamp in blue ink, at bottom right edge: "ANDRÉ JAMMES"
  • Inscription: (Recto, mount) inscribed in brown ink, at lower left corner: "No. 13,378" [Note: now rather faded] (Recto, mount) inscribed in pencil, at lower right corner above label: "th HS.060" (Verso, mount) inscribed in pencil, at upper center: " 128 [encircled]"; in pencil, at center: "116 [encircled and crossed-out]"; in pencil, at lower left corner: "Le Gray"; in pencil, at bottom right: "Chicago 77 / negatif La Lauce."
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs