C. & G. Zangaki (active 1870-1880) - Sphinx and pyramid, Cairo, Egypt

Description
C. & G. Zangaki (active 1870-1880) - Sphinx and pyramid, Cairo, Egypt
Albumine print - approx. 1875

Dimensions: 22 x 27 cm
Superb signed cliché of the brothers Zangaki representing Bedouin on the Sphynx with one of the pyramids of Giza in the background.
Sharpness: Very good.
Contrast: Soft
Details: Very good
Base: Free, not laminated
Size: 28x22cm.
Signed and captioned on the bottom part of the negative
Free printing. Not laminated

The Zangaki brothers were two Greek photographers, active c. 1870-1875 and 1880-1899. They were specialised in historical scenes and in the ancient Egypt. They occasionally worked with the French photographer established in Port-Saïd Hippolyte Arnoux.
They lived in Port Said and Cairo. Their photos are very popular among collectors for their expressive and lively side. They are very representative of the Egyptians daily life.

Lot details
Artist
C. & G. Zangaki
Title of artwork
Sphynx et Pyramides
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
signed in negative
Condition
Fine
Vintage print
Yes
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