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

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Merchants at the gates of the church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.
Albumin - circa 1865

This beautiful photograph by Félix Bonfils shows merchants at the doors of the church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.
This picture is a part of his biblical places series (the places where Jesus Christ was crucified).
Sharpness: Excellent.
Contrast: Stark.
Details: Excellent.
Base: cardboard
Size: 28x22 cm.
Signed and captioned in the bottom of 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. The photographic studio he created in 1867 in Beirut, Lebanon, 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
Portes du Saint Sepulchre
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in negative
Condition
Very fine
Vintage print
Yes
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