Gustave Le Gray Chalons Encampment Scene: Lieutenant of Champagny , Capitaine Friant, the Prince Murat and Colonel Lepic

Price $17,000

Ref.# 13253

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on period mount

Photo Date 1857  Print Date 1857

Dimensions 12-5/16 x 14-3/8 in. (313 x 365 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France

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This is a rare Chalon image that is not in all the Chalon albums, although it is in the Col. Lepic album at the Musee de l'Armee, Paris. The individuals are identified as Le Lieutenant de Vaisseau de Champagny, le Capitaine Friant, le Prince Murat, and le Colonel Lepic.

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. See: 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.65.

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