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Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Merchants at the gates of the church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.

Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Merchants at the gates of the church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.

Very nice shot of Félix Bonfils representing Street merchants to the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.
This cliché is part of his series on biblical sites (place of the crucifixion of Christ).
Sharpness: Excellent
Contrast: Fort
Level of detail: Excellent
Support: cardboard.
Format: 28x22cm
Signed and captioned downstairs in the negative.

Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8, 1831 - Alès, April 9, 1885) is a french photographer, one of the first with Emile Béchard to cover the Middle East with the new tool of photography. The photographic workshop, which he founded in 1867 in Beirut, the Lebanon, produced extremely extensive photographic documentation on the Egypt and the Middle East at the end of the 19th century at the beginning of the 20th century. These photographs were widely distributed and a huge success and still constitute a reference in the history of Eastern photography.

Artist Félix Bonfils
Title of artwork Portes du Saint Sepulchre
Technique Albumen paper process
Signature Signed in negative
Condition Very fine
Vintage print Yes
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