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Gustave Le Gray
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We stop with astonishment before M. Le Gray’s "Sea and Sky", the most successful seizure of water and cloud yet attempted. The effect is the simplest conceivable. There is a plain, unbroken prairie of open sea, lined and rippled with myriad smiling trails of minute undulations, dark and sombrous and profoundly calm, over the dead below – smooth as a tombstone.
Journal of the Photographic Society (21 February 1857) 

CEROS - Jean-Mathieu Martini / Serge Plantureux, Charles Isaacs Photographs - Inc, Christie's - London, Cleveland Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, Israel Museum - Jerusalem, J. Paul Getty Museum, Lee Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée Condé, Princeton University Art Museum, Private collection, Royal Photograph Collection, Sotheby's - Paris, Swann Galleries - New York, Victoria and Albert Museum.
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