Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - market Street in Jerusalem, Israel

Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - market Street in Jerusalem, Israel
Albumin - circa 1865

Super very expressive snapshot of Félix Bonfils representing sellers of vegetables in the streets of Jerusalem, Israel.
Sharpness: Excellent.
Contrast: Excellent.
Details: Excellent.
Base: Free draw not laminated, very light folds to 4 corners because the picture had been placed under Marie Louise but without tearing.
Signed and captioned at the bottom right and left in the negative.
Size: 28x22cm.

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
Félix Bonfils
Title of artwork
Marchandes de rues à Jérusalem
Albumen paper process
Signed in the negative
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in