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Les Invalides Gardens/ Les Petites Vues - Paris

The next edition of prints from my series of photographs of Paris - Les Petites Vues Paris. This series will be presented with 11x14 / 4-ply rag mats included.

Louis XIV. initiated the project to build Les Invalides by an order dated 24 November 1670. The history of this beautiful site has been long and tumultuous to say the least.  For me I was immediately struck in the same way I found myself being amazed by sites all over Paris. The age, grandeur, and beauty of the buildings and grounds feel overwhelming and perfect at the same time. As a photographer I found myself once again searching out a small detail or glimpse that embodied the feelings I had in the moment.

After developing the film in my darkroom I noticed the perfect silhouette of a blackbird that volunteered to model for my picture.

This hand-pulled photogravure print is made with Charbonnel 55981 Black, Bistre, and a dash of Sanguine inks on Hahnemühle copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 8 numbered prints, and 3 A/P prints


  • Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
  • Limited edition of 8
  • 5x5 inches on an 10x11 sheet.
  • Matted in 4-ply white rag mat size 11x14
  • Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.

        This photogravure was printed in 2022 from a 4x5 negative made in 2022

        All Cascabel prints are hand-pulled by Ray Bidegain and are signed and numbered on the lower front. Image and paper sizes are approximate, Variations within the edition are possible and expected.

        Numbered prints or A/P printsNumbered edition
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        Les Invalides Gardens/ Les Petites Vues - Paris

        $115.00 USD

        Are the Photogravure prints matted

        Matting is not included with the photogravure prints but can be provided at an extra cost.

        What is the best way to display a photogravure print.

        Most often work by printmakers is displayed utilizing a float frame technique available from most custom frame shops.

        Will you make an edition of photogravure prints of my photograph.

        I sometimes do this service please get in contact and we can talk about what you have in mind.

        Can you custom plan a mentorship to my needs?

        Your success is my goal and I have experience teaching many topics of photography, I am happy to make a program that fits your needs.


        Fast shipping

        I usually ship print orders in 2-5 days, if you need a definite delivery time I can make sure it happens for you.

        Order tracking

        You will receive order shipment and tracking information via email after your order is placed letting you know about shipment and tracking numbers.

        You can get in contact with Ray using the link below.

        About Ray Bidegain

        One Photographers Journey

        For the last 22 years I have been lucky enough to spend my time working as a fine art photographer, and specifically working as a photographer who photographed using large format negatives and made platinum prints from the camera negatives.

        The platinum period

        Many of you have collected these platinum prints over the years and some of you have learned platinum printing from me along the way. I love the process and I have loved every minute of this period in my work. Platinum printing is an amazing and beautiful way to make photographs.

        The Gravures

        For the last five years I have started working on making photogravure prints, polymer plate photogravure prints, to be specific. I worked on it, decided I wanted to make a change and make a commitment to working as a printmaker making photogravure prints. You all know me as a person who likes handmade photography. Handmade objects are at the heart of my photographic journey and printmaking is all of that, and more.

        The Cascabel Press Studio

        My darkroom and printmaking studio

        for the last 32 years I have worked in the cozy basement of my 110 year old home in Portland Oregon. Your fine prints are made here and are a product of my love of photography and art.

        My backyard daylight studio

        Where I make pictures

        for the last several years I have been making my work in a small daylight studio in my backyard.