Photography, French -- 19th century;Ocean;Ships;Seascapes
Notes: Le Gray's Brig on the Water created a sensation when it was first shown in London and Paris at the exhibitions of the Photographic Society and the Société de Photographie in 1856 and 1857. In this image Le Gray appears to have conquered one...
Ascribed to Gilroy in Halkett and Laing; Bookplate of C.B. Farwell; Missing plates IV and X; Additional electronic version available through Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/historyofsilkcot1845gilr
Provenance: Doll & Richards, Boston Mrs. George R. Shaw, Boston, 1884 Mrs. Frederick E. Lowell (her daughter), Concord, Mass. [John Nicholson, New York, 1944] [Clyfford Trevor, New York] Robert Sterling Clark, 28 Feb. 1945