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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

Gustave Le Gray (1820-84)

La Messe (Camp de Chalons) 1857

Albumen print | 27.7 x 35.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2934242

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Photograph showing a group of army commanders and generals at Chalons. The group stand to the left of the print looking towards an altar. There is a large cross on the altar. The steps to the altar are lined with troops. A large group of troops can be seen in the distant background.
  • Creator(s)

    Gustave Le Gray (1820-84) (photographer)

  • annotation: La Messe. (Camp de Chalons.) 1857. [beneath work]
  • 27.7 x 35.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • France
          • Franche Comté [France]
            • Chalon-sur-Saône [France]
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-North Africa
        • Public life
          • Ceremonies