View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce, 1827

View from the Window at Le Gras
View from the Window at Le Gras
View from the Window at Le Gras, 1827. Photo: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras (french: Point de vue du Gras) is the first successful permanent photograph created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1827, in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France. Captured on 20×25 cm oil-treated bitumen. Due to the 8-hour exposure, the buildings are illuminated by the sun from both right and left.