View from the Window at Le Gras

View from the Window at Le Gras (La cour du domaine du Gras) was the first successful permanent photograph from nature, created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes. The image captures the roof and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from an upstairs window. Nicéphore Niépce created the photo with a camera obscura focused onto a 20 cm × 25 cm ( in ×  in) pewter plate coated with bitumen of Judea, a mixture similar to asphalt.