The J. Paul Getty Museum

Forest Scene

Object Details

Title:

Forest Scene

Artist/Maker:

Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820 - 1884)

Culture:

French

Place:

Bas-Breau, Fontainebleau, France (Place Created)

Date:

1849–1852

Medium:

Albumen silver print from a waxed paper negative

Object Number:

84.XM.637.11

Dimensions:

29.7 × 37.6 cm (11 11/16 × 14 13/16 in.)

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Object Description

Forest landscape with camera on tripod at lower right center.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Flowering of Early French Photography: Selections from the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (December 20, 1988 to May 7, 1989)
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore), December 20, 1988 to February 12, 1989
  • Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo), March 11 to May 7, 1989
Pioneers of Landscape Photography: Carleton Watkins and Gustave Le Gray (September 1 to November 7, 1993)
  • Städtische Galerie im Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Frankfurt), September 1 to November 7, 1993
Gustave Le Gray, Photographer (July 9 to September 29, 2002)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 9 to September 29, 2002
Courbet and the Modern Landscape (February 21, 2006 to January 7, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 21 to May 14, 2006
Real / Ideal: Photography in France, 1847-1860 (August 30 to November 27, 2016)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 30 to November 27, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

Hellman, Karen, ed. Real/Ideal: Photography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016), pl. 108.