Auguste Mestral


Auguste Mestral (1812–1884), also known as O. Mestral, was a French photographer. He travelled with fellow photographers Édouard Baldus, Henri Le Secq, and Gustave Le Gray in the summer of 1851 to photograph architectural monuments in France at the request of the Commission des Monuments Historiques.[1]

Auguste Mestral in a photographic portrait (1856) by Gustave Le Gray



  1. ^ Lemagny, Jean-Claude; et al. (1986). A History of Photography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0-521-34407-7.