Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Climbing up the great pyramid of Giza

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Climbing up the great pyramid of Giza
Albumen print – ca. 1870

This is a very nice print by Bonfils, showing tourists and bedouins climbing up the great py of Giza in Egypt. This photograph has been listed in the Bonfils house archives, and is famous.
Sharpness: Excellent
Contrast: stark
Details: Excellent
Base: Partly ripped cardboard, minor and that doesn’t affect the print paper. Sky slightly wrinkled.
Size: 27x21 cm.
Recorded mail shipping.

Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8 1831- Alès, April 9 1885) was a French photographer. He founded a photographic workshop in 1867 in Beirut, Lebanon, that produced a very large photographic documentation about Egypt and the Middle East from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. These photographs were widely distributed.

Lot details
Artist
Félix Bonfils
Title of artwork
Ascension de la Grande Pyramide par un touriste
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in negative
Condition
Fine
Vintage print
Yes
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