The Lovely Sea-View ... Which All London is now Wondering At

A Study of the Marine Photographs Published by Gustave Le Gray, 1856-1858
By Ken Jacobson

The Lovely Sea-ViewThis work examines one of the most celebrated series of images in 19th century photography. Le Gray’s dramatic seascapes astonished viewers in the 19th century and enjoy equal acclaim today. Now completely new information is presented on the exhibition history, critical reviews, locations, dates, commercial background, techniques, and authorship of the more than 40 dramatic French seascapes. An emphasis is placed on the commercial as well as artistic background behind the series and there is discussion on the 19th century photographer as entrepreneur as well as artist. 64pp. 36 illus. (some never before published) including 16 duotone plates, substantial bibliography & a list (published for the first time) of all known Le Gray seascapes.

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