Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Female merchant in the earthenware souk, Cairo, Egypt

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Female merchant in the earthenware souk, Cairo, Egypt
Albumin - circa 1865

This is a beautiful photograph by Félix Bonfils that shows a woman selling earthenware in a Cairo souk, in Egypt.
Sharpness: Very good.
Contrast: Stark
Details: Very good
Base: Free, not laminated
Size: 27x22 cm
Signed and captioned at the bottom left in the negative.

Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8 1831- Alès, April 9 1885) was a French photographer, and one of the first, along with Emile Bechard, who documented 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
Souk aux poteries, Le Caire, Egypte
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in negative
Condition
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Yes
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