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[Three Virtues, Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg, France]

1851. Salt paper print, signed, captioned “Strasbourg” and dated in negative lower right, 33.1 x 22.9cm.

“Henri Le Secq, a painter and antiquarian, collected Old Master prints and medieval ironwork. As the son of a politician, Le Secq became an expert on his native Paris and the self-appointed guardian of its historic architectural treasures as the city faced urbanization. Unsurprisingly, his photographs of the city’s architecture are the work for which he is best known. In 1851 he became a founder of the Société Héliographique, the first photographic organization in the world…Le Secq learned photography from his friend and colleague Gustave Le Gray…Throughout his career Le Secq only made paper negatives. He gave up photography after 1856, when paper negatives went out of fashion, but continued to paint and collect art.” Ref: Getty.

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Item #CL191-1

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