Provenance: W. H. Guebhard, a student of Le Gray, from an album with 57 photographs by Le Dien and Le Gray Private Collection, France Corbeil-Essones, France, sold at auction, February 23, 2013
Stamped lower right "Le Dien and Gustave Le Gray". Mounted on card, number 17 and inscribed beneath the image with the title.
Mount: 13 13/16 in. 19 3/16 in. (35.1 48.8 cm)
Le Dien was one of the Gustave Le Gray's greatest students.
These exceptionally rare works are principally of Italian views around Rome, Naples and Pompeii. The finest are evidently printed by Gustave Le Gray and often have a joint credit as with the blind stamp on this picture.
The House of the Faune (Casa del Fauno) was first excavated in 1830. It was built during the 2nd century BC and was one of the most impressive and luxurious private residences in Pompeii.