Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - water-carriers in the streets of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - water-carriers in the streets of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Albumin - circa 1865

Great snapshot of Félix Bonfils representing carriers of fresh water in the streets of Cairo, in Egypt.
Sharpness: Excellent.
Contrast: Stark.
Details: Excellent.
Base: Free, not laminated
Size: 28x22cm.
Signed and captioned on the bottom part of the negative
It deserves to be framed.

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 a new tool: photography. 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 and became famous, and are still nowadays, a reference in the history of Eastern photography.

Lot details
Artist
Félix Bonfils
Title of artwork
Vendeurs d'eau fraîche dans les rues du Caire
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
signed in negative
Condition
Very fine
Vintage print
Yes
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