HENRI LE SECQ: PHOTOGRAPHE DE 1850 A 1860. CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DE LA COLLECTION DE LA BIBLIOTHÉQUE DES ARTS DÉCORATIF.
Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs/Flammarion, 1986. Le Secq, Henri. First edition. 4to., 191 pp., full-page captioned photos, plus a pictorial catalogue of 717 images in reduced format. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper (from Christian Le Secq). A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket, housed in the publisher's plain cardstock slipcase. Item #23427
Le Secq (1818-1882), a painter, was commissioned in 1851 to document the historic architecture of France, at which time he became a founder-member of the Societé Héliographique. Noted for his use of light and mass, Le Secq made still-lifes, landscapes, architecture and genre scenes.